Braves beat Twins 2-0 in majors-worst matchup

Atlanta Braves pitcher Jim Johnson, left, and catcher A.J.Pierzynski celebrate the final out as the Braves defeated the Minnesota Twins 2-0 in a baseball game Tuesday, July 26, 2016, in Minneapolis. Johnson picked up the save. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Lucas Harrell pitched six innings, Adonis Garcia homered and the Atlanta Braves beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 on Tuesday night in a matchup of the worst teams in the majors.

This untimely meeting came nearly 25 years after the Twins beat the Braves in a World Series that's often been mentioned among the most dramatic in history. The 1991 anniversary celebration was marked by Gene Larkin, who had the winning hit in the 11th inning of Game 7, throwing the ceremonial first pitch.

A.J. Pierzynski doubled and scored against his original team. Behind the plate, he helped guide Harrell (2-2) to his first scoreless start in the majors since June 9, 2013.