Twins Lose Split-Squad Games
Jimenez helps Orioles beat Twins' split squad 3-2
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez has his best outing of spring training, allowing two runs and five hits over four innings Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles beat a Minnesota Twins' split squad 3-2.
Jimenez, 57-56 since going 19-8 with a 2.88 ERA for Colorado in 2009, struck out four, walked one and lowered his spring training ERA from 11.05 to 8.74.
Jonathan Schoop hit a two-run homer off Ervin Santana, who gave up three runs and four hits in four innings.
Former Twin Delmon Young has two hits for the Orioles in a game that took just 2 hours, 15 minutes.
Eduardo Nunez, trying to win a bench spot with the Twins, drove in a run along with Eddie Rosario, who hopes to become Minnesota's starting center fielder.
Porcello, Betts lead Red Sox over Twins' split squad 3-2
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rick Porcello allowed one run and three hits in four innings and Mookie Betts hit his fifth spring training double, helping the Boston Red Sox beat a Minnesota Twins' split squad 3-2 Wednesday.
Porcello struck out three and walked two.
Betts is hitting .382 (13 for 29).
Minnesota's Mike Pelfrey gave up one run and three hits in four innings, struck out three and walked none.