Milone Shines on the Mound – But Twins Lose to Tampa
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.
Tampa Bay tied the game in the fifth when Alexi Casilla led off with a triple and scored on Vince Belnome's double.
The Rays took a 3-1 lead in the seventh on a two-run homer by shortstop Hak-Ju Lee.
The Twins trimmed the deficit to 3-2 when Chris Hermann led off the seventh inning with a homer.
The Rays added two insurance runs in the ninth on Boog Powell's RBI single and Richie Shaffer's RBI double.