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Forum staff reports, Published February 28 2013

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

FORT MYERS, Fla. – 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.

Baltimore Minnesota

ab r h bi ab r h bi

A.Casilla ss 3 0 0 0 Mastrnni cf 3 1 2 0

Ishikawa 1b 2 0 0 0 Thoms pr-cf 2 1 1 0

Machado 3b 3 0 2 0 Escbar ss 3 0 0 1

Romero ss 1 0 0 0 D.Sntna ss 0 0 0 0

Ford dh 3 0 1 0 Mauer c 2 2 2 1

Pearce dh 0 0 0 0 Lehmann c 1 0 0 0

C.Jackson rf 3 0 0 0 Willnghm lf 2 2 2 1

Canzler 3b 1 0 1 0 Herrmnn lf 1 0 0 0

Valencia 1b 3 0 0 0 Morneau 1b 3 0 2 3

J.Gil c 1 0 0 0 Clemnt 1b 1 0 0 0

T.Rbinson lf 2 0 0 0 Doumit dh 2 0 0 0

Dickrsn ph-cf 0 1 0 0 Fryer dh 1 0 0 0

Y.Nvarro 2b 2 0 0 0 Parmelee rf 3 0 0 0

Flaherty 2b 1 0 1 0 Dinklmn rf 1 0 1 0

Hoes cf 3 0 1 0 Plouffe 3b 3 0 0 0

Avery lf 0 0 0 1 Olmedo 3b 1 0 0 0

C.Rbinsn c 2 0 2 0 Dozier 2b 1 1 0 0

Pridie rf 2 0 0 0 Rosario 2b 1 0 0 0

Totals 32 1 8 1 Totals 31 7 10 6

Baltimore 000 000 001— 1

Minnesota 302 101 00x— 7

E—Y.Navarro (1). DP—Baltimore 1, Minnesota 2. LOB—Baltimore 9, Minnesota 6. 2B—Mastroianni 2 (3), C.Thomas (1), Willingham (1), Morneau (3). SF—Avery, E.Escobar.

IP H R ER BB SO

Baltimore

Jurrjens L,0-1 1 2 3 2 3 0

M.Belfiore 2 3 2 2 1 0

Gausman 2 3 1 1 0 2

Z.Clark 2 1 1 1 1 0

Russell 1 1 0 0 0 1

Minnesota

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

De Vries 1 0 0 0 0 2

Al.Burnett 1 2 0 0 0 0

Fien 1 0 0 0 0 0

T.May 1 0 0 0 2 0

Slama 1 1 0 0 1 2

D.Guerra 1 1 1 1 1 1

PB—C.Robinson.

T—2:44. A—4,360 (8,100).