Mauer has 2 hits, scores twice as Twins beat O's

As news spread that Joe Mauer and his wife are expecting twins in August, the All-Star catcher had two hits with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored to lead the Minnesota Twins over the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday.

Josh Willingham boosted his spring average to .727 with a pair of hits for the Twins. Willingham also drove in a run, drew a walk and scored twice.

Hitting behind Willingham, first baseman Justin Morneau went 2 for 3, including a two-run double, while playing his fifth game in a row in preparation for leading Canada at the World Baseball Classic.

Darin Mastroianni, competing for the starting center field job with the Twins, had two hits with a run scored.

Orioles starter Jair Jurrjens, a non-roster invitee, gave up three walks, three runs - two earned - on two hits in one inning.

Newark High School alum Zach Clark allowed one run on a sacrifice fly in two innings of work. He now has a 2.25 ERA in three appearances with the Orioles.






Copyright © Nov 27, 2014, WDEL/Delmarva Broadcasting Company. All Rights Reserved.
Advanced permission from Delmarva Broadcasting Company required for publication or rebroadcast.