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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Casey Sadler's strong start to spring training ended when the Minnesota Twins got to him for four runs and five hits in 2 1-3 innings Friday in an 8-3 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Sadler had pitched five hitless, scoreless innings before Danny Santana doubled leading off the game, and Santana scored when second baseman Neil Walker threw wide of first on Jordan Schafer's grounder for an error. One out later, Kennys Vargas sent a low sinker over the wall in left-center for a 3-0 lead.
Vargas was 3 for 3 with two RBIs and two runs.
Twins starter Ervin Santana allowed two hits in two scoreless innings, walked two and struck out two.