Twins Give Baltimore A Big Beatdown
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Pedro Alvarez made his spring debut with Baltimore on Sunday and hit an RBI double in the first inning of the Orioles' 14-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Alvarez went 1 for 3 in his first game since he finalized a $5.75 million, one-year contract with Baltimore last week. He drove in Ryan Flaherty in the first and eventually came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Hyun Soo Kim.
Trevor Plouffe drove in four runs for Minnesota, which finished with 15 hits. He hit a three-run homer in the Twins' four-run second inning.
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was charged with six runs and seven hits in 1 2-3 innings. He struck out two and walked three.
Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco went three innings and allowed three runs and four hits.