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.
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.