Minnesota Twins Game Grades: 7th Straight Win

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Mar 24, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana (39) tosses his bat after drawing a walk during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 24, 2016; Jupiter, FL, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Danny Santana (39) tosses his bat after drawing a walk during a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Minnesota Twins won their 7th straight spring game with a victory against the Blue Jays

The Minnesota Twins are now 18-10 on the spring with a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays this afternoon.

The Blue Jays didn’t have a single regular in their lineup today.

Ervin Santana started for the Twins and didn’t have much trouble with Toronto’s minor league hitters until the 5th inning.

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Santana allowed 6 hits, 3 earned runs, 2 walks, and struck out 3 in 4.1 innings. In the 5th inning, Santana gave up 4 straight singles. Paul Molitor determined that even though Santana had plenty left in the tank, he had put enough work in. Santana’s next start will be opening day in Baltimore.

Corey Williams took over from Santana and allowed a hit and walk which permitted two of his inherited runners to score. Casey Fien, Trevor May and Ryan Pressly pitched clean 6th, 7th and 8th innings respectively.

Offensively, the Twins got on the board first with a Joe Mauer RBI single in the 1st inning. Danny Santana continued to be hot of late with a 2 RBI triple in the 2nd. The Twins were then held off the board until the 8th inning when Oswaldo Arcia singled home Santana for the game winning run. Alex Wimmers got the save in the 9th.

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OFFENSE . B-. 10 hits, 1 walks, 12 strikeouts, 0 home runs and 3 for 12 with runners in scoring position. Danny Santana was involved in almost every run for the Twins today. He went 3/4 with a double, triple, 2 RBI and a stolen base . . Santana

Team totals: 7 hits allowed, 3 walks, 0 home runs and 6 strikeouts. Pressly gets the special mention with 2 strikeouts in his scoreless inning of work. . . Ryan Pressly. PITCHING . B

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The Twins will face the Boston Red Sox tomorrow afternoon at CenturyLink Sports Complex. First pitch is at 12:05 CST. Kyle Gibson will get the start the Twins. The game will be broadcast on FSN.

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