"He put a nice swing on the ball," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Arcia, who went 1-for-3 with a walk. "He had a couple good at-bats. He drew a walk. So he had some good at-bats and I like that. I told him that. I thought he hung in there pretty good. He was better. It was nice to see."
It was the longest hitless streak of Arcia's young career, and the longest by a Twins player since Greg Gagne went 32 at-bats without a hit in 1991.
The club record was set in 1978 by Butch Wynegar, who went 38 at-bats without a hit that September. The modern Major League record is a 46-game hitless streak from Eugenio Velez set in 2011.
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