Rays top Twins 5-2

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Brian Dozier went 3 for 3 and starter Tommy Milone pitched three shutout innings for Minnesota in a 5-2 loss to Tampa Bay on Wednesday. The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Jordan Schafer’s RBI groundout that scored Kurt Suzuki, who led off with a single.[…]

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Generously listed at 5-foot-10 and 185 pounds, Eduardo Escobar will never impress anyone with his physique. Yet the Minnesota Twins shortstop showed again Sunday in a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles that he has surprising pop for his size. “He’s a little man who can drive the ball a[…]

Mauer, Escobar lead Twins over Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Joe Mauer and Eduardo Escobar each hit run-scoring doubles to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday. Right-hander Ervin Santana, signed this offseason to a four-year, $55 million contract, made his spring debut with the Twins, pitching two scoreless innings in front of[…]

Buchholz throws 3 hitless innings, Red Sox beat Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and struck out four as a Boston Red Sox split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday. Buchholz allowed just a walk in his first outing against big league hitters. He pitched a perfect inning against Northeastern earlier in the week. Twins starter Phil[…]