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Associated Press, Published February 23 2013

Late home run powers Orioles past Twins in spring training opener

SARASOTA, Fla. – Minnesota’s Josh Willingham opened the Grapefruit League season with two hits, including a two-run homer, though the Baltimore Orioles rallied late for a 5-3 win on Saturday.

Willingham, coming off a season in which he set career highs in home runs, runs and RBI, lined a pitch from Tommy Hunter over the fence in left in the third inning to put the Twins in front.

Chris Davis had two hits for the Orioles and Matt Wieters doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by J.J. Hardy. Non-roster invitee Trayvon Robinson broke a 3-3 tie in the eighth with a two-run homer off Minnesota’s Tyler Robertson.

Minnesota starter Kevin Correia allowed a run on two hits in two innings. Correia signed with the Twins last December after spending two years in Pittsburgh.

Minnesota Baltimore

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Mastrnni cf 3 1 1 0 Robrts 2b 2 0 0 0

C.Thomas cf 2 0 2 1 Schp 2b 1 0 1 1

Escobar 3b 3 0 2 0 McLouth lf 3 0 1 1

Sblwski 3b 2 0 0 0 Ishikwa 1b 1 0 0 0

Willingham lf 2 1 2 2 Mrkkis dh 3 0 0 0

Boggs lf 3 0 1 0 Cnzlr ph-dh 0 1 0 0

Doumit dh 3 0 0 0 Jones cf 2 0 0 0

Sntn ph-dh 0 0 0 0 Robinsn lf 2 1 1 2

Parmelee rf 2 0 0 0 Wieters c 2 1 1 0

Dkln ph-rf 2 0 1 0 Expsito c 1 0 1 0

Clabllo 1b 3 0 0 0 Rbnsn ph-c 1 0 0 0

Clement 1b 1 0 0 0 Davis 1b 2 0 2 0

Dozier 2b 2 0 0 0 Flahrty ss 2 0 0 0

Rosario 2b 3 1 1 0 Hardy ss 1 0 0 1

Butera c 0 0 0 0 Avery cf 1 0 0 0

Herrmann c 1 0 0 0 Mchdo 3b 1 1 1 0

Florimon ss 2 0 0 0 Pridie rf 1 0 0 0

Bersfrd ss 2 0 0 0 Dickrson rf 1 0 0 0

Navarro 3b 1 1 1 0

Totals 36 3 10 3 Totals 28 5 9 5

Minnesota 002 001 000—3

Baltimore 010 010 12x—5

E—Schoop (1). DP—Minnesota 1, Baltimore 1. LOB—Minnesota 13, Baltimore 5. 2B—Mastroianni (1), McLouth (1), Wieters (1), Exposito (1), Y.Navarro (1). HR—Willingham (1), T.Robinson (1). CS—Avery (1). S—Dickerson. SF—Hardy.

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

Correia 2 2 1 1 1 0

R.Pressly 1 0 0 0 0 0

Ti.Wood 1 1 0 0 0 1

Roenicke BS,1-1 1 2 1 1 1 0

Martis BS,1-1 2 3 1 1 0 0

T.Robertson L,0-1 1 1 2 2 2 0

Baltimore

Britton 1 2 0 0 0 0

Arrieta 1 0 0 0 1 0

Tom.Hunter BS,1-1 1 2 2 2 0 0

S.Johnson 1 0 0 0 1 0

Bundy 1 2 0 0 1 2

T.McFarland 1 2 1 1 1 0

Redmond 1 0 0 0 2 1

Z.Clark W,1-0 1 1 0 0 0 0

Russell S,1-1 1 1 0 0 1 2

T—2:46. A—5,797 (7,500).