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Associated Press, Published March 29 2012

Twins tally 15 hits in rout over Pittsburgh

BRADENTON, Fla. – James McDonald allowed 10 runs, seven hits and seven walks in just 3 2/3 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Minnesota Twins 11-6 Thursday.

Brian Dozier and Brian Dinkelman hit two-run home runs for the Twins, who had 15 hits. Dozier went 3-for-5 with three RBIs, and Dinkelman was 3-for-3 with four RBIs.

Twins left-hander Matt Maloney, starting for the first time in spring training after seven relief appearances, gave up one run and four hits in three innings. He might move to the rotation if Scott Baker (sore right elbow) or Jason Marquis (away from camp following his daughter’s bicycle accident) is not ready for the start of the season.

Minnesota Pittsburgh

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Revere cf 4 3 1 0 Presley lf 2 0 1 0

D.Sntana 2b 5 1 2 0 A.Santos lf 2 1 1 0

Towles pr 0 0 0 0 J.Hrrison ss 2 1 0 0

Valencia dh 2 0 0 2 G.Picart 2b 2 1 2 1

Brs ph-dh-3b 2 0 1 0 Tabata rf 2 0 1 0

Parmelee 1b 5 0 1 1 G.Jones rf 3 1 1 1

L.Hughes 3b 3 1 1 1 McGhee 1b 3 0 0 0

Hollmn 3b-2b 1 0 0 0 Vasquez ss 2 0 1 0

A.Morales rf 3 2 2 0 Walker 2b 3 0 1 1

Dinkelman lf 4 2 3 4 J.Hughes p 0 0 0 0

B.Dozier ss 5 1 3 3 McSwain p 0 0 0 0

Butera c 4 1 1 0 A.Ponce ph 1 0 0 0

J.Diaz p 0 0 0 0

E.Avila ph 1 0 0 0

McLouth cf 4 2 1 0

P.Alvarez 3b 5 0 2 0

McKenry c 4 0 0 1

McDonald p 1 0 1 0

McCtchen p 1 0 0 0

M.Hague 1b 2 0 0 0

Totals 38 11 15 11 Totals 40 6 12 4

Minnesota 120 710 000— 11

Pittsburgh 100 100 112— 6

E—Hollimon (2), J.Harrison (4). DP—Minnesota 2. LOB—Minnesota 11, Pittsburgh 10. 2B—D.Santana (1), Parmelee (2), A.Morales (1), A.Santos (1), G.Picart (1), Ja.McDonald (1). 3B—G.Picart (1). HR—Dinkelman (1), B.Dozier (2). SB—Revere 2 (5), Valencia (1), Dinkelman (2). CS—D.Santana (1). SF—Valencia.

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

Maloney W,2-0 3 4 1 1 1 2

Burton 2 1 1 1 1 0

Fien 2 2 1 1 0 3

Al.Burnett 1 2 1 0 0 0

Vasquez 1 3 2 2 0 2

Pittsburgh

Ja.McDonald L,0-2 3Xc 7 10 10 7 1

D.McCutchen 2Zc 4 1 1 2 0

J.Hughes 1 1 0 0 0 0

M.McSwain 1Zc 2 0 0 0 0

J.Diaz Xc 1 0 0 0 0

HBP—by Burton (Presley), by Ja.McDonald (Valencia). WP—Vasquez. Balk—Vasquez.

T—3:03. A—4,241 (6,562).