Minnesota Twins Game Grades: Arcia Homers Twice in Win

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Mar 23, 2016; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (31) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 23, 2016; Fort Myers, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins right fielder Oswaldo Arcia (31) works out prior to the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Minnesota Twins, buoyed by Arcia’s 2 home runs, defeat Marlins

The Minnesota Twins are now 12-10 on the spring with a 8-4 win over the Marlins this afternoon.

Tommy Milone started for the Twins and allowed 2 earned runs, 6 hits, 1 walk, 1 home run and struck out 1.

Milone again strengthened his case for a rotation role.

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Paul Molitor said yesterday that the 4 and 5 spots are open now as Tyler Duffey’s hold on a spot has weakened recently. With nothing but quality results this spring, Milone figures to be a near lock for one of the available slots.

Fernando Abad allowed an earned run on 4 hits in the 7th inning. Ryan Pressly had a a strikeout covering a scoreless 8th. Logan Darnell allowed a run in the 9th.

Offensively, the Twins started the scoring in the 2nd with an Oswaldo Arcia solo home run. Minnesota was held off the board again until the 8th when they were down 3-1. They broke out with 4 runs to jump ahead. They added 3 more runs in the 9th to put the game out of reach.

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A. 8 hits, 5 walks, 7 strikeouts, 2 home runs and 5 for 11 with runners in scoring position. Both Arcia and Danny Santana had big days in their quests to secure bench roles. Santana was on base three times with a triple, single and a walk. Arcia clubbed two opposite field home runs and earns the special mention  . . Oswaldo Arcia. OFFENSE

B. Team totals: 11 hits allowed, 1 walks, 1 home run and 3 strikeouts. Pressly had the only scoreless outing on the afternoon but Milone’s 6 strong innings earn him the special mention   . . Tommy Milone. PITCHING

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The Twins will face the Tampa Bay Rays tomorrow afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park. First pitch is at 12:05 CST. Ervin Santana will get the start the Twins. The game will not be broadcast.

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