The Minnesota Twins improved their record to 9-7 in spring action with a 8-6 win over the Red Sox this afternoon. Tyler Duffey started for the Twins and went 4 innings. He allowed 1 earned run, 5 hits, walked none and struck out 2.
The Red Sox got on the board first with an RBI groundout off Duffey in the 1st inning.
Joe Mauer singled home Ryan Sweeney in the 7th to make it 4-2.
Casey Fien was touched for 4 earned runs in the bottom of the 7th to put Boston ahead 6-4. He allowed a 3 run home run and an RBI single.
The Twins fought back and responded with 4 runs of their own in the 8th. Buck Britton hit a 2 run double and Joe Mauer hit a 2 run home run. It would be enough to secure the win
14 hits, 6 walks, 11 strikeouts, 1 home run and 8 for 14 with runners in scoring position. Arcia had a three hit game, Mauer had two hits and 3 RBI but the special mention goes to Ryan Sweeney who had 2 doubles, a single and 2 RBI in 4 plate appearances
Ryan O’Rourke and Dan Runzler put up scoreless innings of relief but starter Tyler Duffey gets the special mention. "
Team totals: 10 hits allowed, 0 walks, 2 home runs and 7 strikeouts. Ryan O’Rourke and Dan Runzler put up scoreless innings of relief but starter Tyler Duffey gets the special mention.