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Associated Press Minnesota starting pitcher Vance Worley walks off the mound after being relieved in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday in Atlanta.

Atlanta beats up Minnesota

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ATLANTA — The Minnesota Twins are mired in a terrible slump.

They won’t have Vance Worley to blame anymore.

The Twins dropped their eighth in a row, losing to the Atlanta Braves 8-3 on Wednesday, and immediately demoted Worley to the minors after another dismal outing.

The right-hander gave up three homers, including Evan Gattis’ grand slam, and left after just 3 2-3 innings. Worley’s record dropped to 1-5 and his ERA climbed to 7.21.

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