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Minnesota at Miami

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Minnesota (5-2) «1200030208151
Miami (3-3)3110000027121

Twins 8, Marlins 7

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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - When Minnesota Twins right-hander Vance Worley threw his first changeup of spring training Friday, Kyle Skipworth hit a broken-bat double.

So it went for Worley, who was satisfied with his pitching but unhappy with the results in the Twins' 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins.

"They were swinging and got the good part of the bat on the ball," Worley said.

Making his second start, Worley allowed four runs - three earned - and six hits in two innings.

Worley said his four-seamer, cutter and curve all were fine. When asked about his changeup, he shook his head.

"I broke a guy's bat for a double, so you tell me how it was," he said. "I made my pitch and got him to do what I needed him to do, but the ball found a hole. That seemed to be how every hit today was, except for a couple."

Henderson Alvarez allowed three runs and six hits in two innings in his second spring training start, and his last with the Marlins for a while. He's off to join the Venezuelan team for the World Baseball Classic.

"It's going to be a great honor for me," Alvarez said. "It's the first time I've represented my country in baseball, and it's going to bring me a lot of joy to do that and play alongside some of my countrymen and stars of the game."

Chris Colabello had a double and a single in two at-bats to help the Twins earn their fifth consecutive victory. Ryan Pressly, Tim Wood, Tyler Robertson, Pedro Hernandez and Michael Tonkin pitched one scoreless inning each.

Center fielder Aaron Hicks had a hit and an RBI and became the first Twin to play all nine innings in spring training.

"He'll probably ask for a couple of days off now," manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Miami's Kevin Kouzmanoff hit a two-run homer. Giancarlo Stanton went 0 for 3 with a sacrifice fly in his final game before joining the U.S. team for the WBC.

The game was a reunion for former Twins catcher Mike Redmond, the Marlins' new manager. Gardenhire was glad to see his protege get the job.

"When he would be on the bench, we'd talk," Gardenhire recalled.

"`Would you hit-and-run here?' `Absolutely.'

"`Would you bunt him over here?' `Absolutely.'

"I'd say, `Well then, you do the interviews when he screws it up.' And now he gets that chance."

 
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Players of the Game
Minnesota

D. Butera
AB 3
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Miami

K. Kouzmanoff
AB 2
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 2
 

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Minnesota Twins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Aaron Hicks, CF4111011 .357
Jamey Carroll, 2B4121001 .333
    Eddie Rosario, 2B1110000 .600
Trevor Plouffe, 3B4020011 .333
    Mark Sobolewski, 3B0001000 .286
Chris Parmelee, 1B3010022 .231
    Chris Colabello, 1B2021000 .357
Jeff Clement, DH4111103 .182
Brandon Boggs, RF3100013 .250
    Clete Thomas, RF2000012 .273
Wilkin Ramirez, LF3110023 .400
    Brian Dinkelman, LF1000100 .286
Drew Butera, C3221000 .600
    Chris Herrmann, C2010003 .200
Pedro Florimon, SS3012000 .182
    Daniel Santana, SS2000001 .167
Totals41815828  
Batting
2B - Eddie Rosario (1, Rauch), Chris Colabello (2, Rauch), Wilkin Ramirez (3, Alvarez), Chris Herrmann (1, Smith), Pedro Florimon (2, Cishek)
SF - Aaron Hicks (1), Mark Sobolewski (1)
RBI - Aaron Hicks (4), Jamey Carroll (2), Mark Sobolewski (4), Chris Colabello (3), Jeff Clement (2), Drew Butera (2), Pedro Florimon 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Jamey Carroll (1), Chris Colabello (2), Jeff Clement (2)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
DP - Carroll-Florimon-Parmelee
E - Aaron Hicks (1, Throwing)
Minnesota Twins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Vance Worley 2643110 6.75
Josh Roenicke 1311000 6.00
Ryan Pressly 1100000 0.00
Tim Wood (W,1-0) 1000010 0.00
Tyler Robertson (H,2) 1000020 9.00
Pedro Hernandez (H,1) 1000110 0.00
Michael Tonkin (H,2) 1000000 0.00
Luis Perdomo (S,1) 1222001 6.00
WP - Ryan Pressly (1)
Pitches-Strikes - Vance Worley 18-13, Josh Roenicke 6-6, Ryan Pressly 5-4, Tim Wood 5-5, Tyler Robertson 7-7, Pedro Hernandez 9-5, Michael Tonkin 3-3, Luis Perdomo 6-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Vance Worley 2-2, Josh Roenicke 1-2, Ryan Pressly 1-2, Tim Wood 2-0, Pedro Hernandez 2-0, Michael Tonkin 1-2, Luis Perdomo 2-1
Batters Faced - Vance Worley 12, Josh Roenicke 6, Ryan Pressly 4, Tim Wood 3, Tyler Robertson 3, Pedro Hernandez 4, Michael Tonkin 3, Luis Perdomo 5
Miami Marlins
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Juan Pierre, LF3121000 .455
    Christian Yelich, LF2000011 .364
Placido Polanco, 3B3120001 .400
    Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B2112000 .286
Giancarlo Stanton, DH3001112 .400
Casey Kotchman, 1B2210101 .571
    Jordan Brown, 1B2000001 .143
Donovan Solano, 2B3021000 .500
    Derek Dietrich, 2B1000011 .167
Chris Coghlan, RF3010011 .364
    Bryan Petersen, RF1000000 .000
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS3011001 .111
    Matt Downs, SS1000000 .300
Kyle Skipworth, C3110012 .125
    Jake Jefferies, C1000000 .000
Gorkys Hernandez, CF3000003 .000
    Jacob Marisnick, CF1110000 .800
Totals37712625  
Batting
2B - Kyle Skipworth (1, Worley), Jacob Marisnick (1, Perdomo)
HR - Kevin Kouzmanoff (1, Perdomo)
SF - Giancarlo Stanton (1)
RBI - Juan Pierre (2), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (2), Giancarlo Stanton (4), Donovan Solano (3), Adeiny Hechavarria (1)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - Derek Dietrich (1, Throwing)
Miami Marlins
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Henderson Alvarez 2633010 6.75
Wade LeBlanc (H,1) 3100040 0.00
Steve Cishek (BS,1; L,0-1) 1.2432130 4.50
Jon Rauch 1.1322100 7.71
Jordan Smith 1100000 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Henderson Alvarez 14-14, Wade LeBlanc 18-18, Steve Cishek 20-16, Jon Rauch 11-7, Jordan Smith 4-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Henderson Alvarez 2-3, Steve Cishek 2-1, Jordan Smith 2-1
Batters Faced - Henderson Alvarez 12, Wade LeBlanc 10, Steve Cishek 11, Jon Rauch 8, Jordan Smith 4
Game Information
Attendance - 2700
Game Time - 2:53
Temperature - 66
Umpires - Home - Mike Estabrook, First Base - Jerry Meals, Second Base - Chris Segal, Third Base - Sean Barber