Minnesota Twins Game Grades: 7th Straight Win
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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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.