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Boston at Minnesota

W: C. De Vries (3-0) L: R. Dempster (1-2)
HR: BOS - None   MIN - None

Twins 8, Red Sox 3


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Minnesota's Cole DeVries came out after three hitless innings due to a sore right forearm as the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 Friday.

DeVries, scheduled to make his first start of the season on April 6 at Baltimore, allowed one earned run during 17 innings in spring training and held batters to a .071 average.

Pitching coach Rick Anderson said it appeared the soreness was a muscle issue. DeVries was to be reevaluated Saturday.

Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster gave up three hits and four walks in four innings with four strikeouts.

Twins first baseman Justin Morneau did not play because of tightness in his back and likely won't play Saturday, but Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he will be ready for Monday's opener against Detroit and Justin Verlander.

"His concussions and all that he had experienced is not an issue at all," general manager Terry Ryan said. "He does have a little bit of a stiff back, but I suspect you're going to see him in the opening-day lineup."

NOTES: Red Sox manager John Farrell said Boston likely will wait until Sunday's deadline to set its opening-day roster. OF Jackie Bradley Jr. could be making the team but is not on the 40-man roster. Farrell said 1B Mike Carp and OF Daniel Nava will make the roster. ... Toronto claimed RHP Alex Burnett off waivers from the Twins. ... Minnesota RHP Tim Wood was placed on the 15-day DL with a right rotator cuff strain, a moved retroactive to March 24. He was 2-1 with a 4.91 ERA in nine spring training outings. The Twins also reassigned RHP Rich Harden and LHP Rafael Perez to minor-league camp. ... Twins reliever Casey Fien struck out three during the fourth inning. ... Minnesota's Wilkin Ramirez was 2 for 4 and raised his spring training average to .415.

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    Ronald Bermudez, CF1011000 .714
Shane Victorino, RF3000012 .167
    Bryce Brentz, RF1000001 .333
Dustin Pedroia, 2B3011020 .259
    Justin Henry, PR-2B1000001 .111
Mike Napoli, 1B2000112 .292
    Daniel Nava, 1B1000000 .306
Will Middlebrooks, 3B2000101 .315
    Michael Almanzar, 3B11100001.000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C3000011 .279
    Blake Swihart, C1011000 .667
Jonny Gomes, DH3000011 .291
   a- Jose Iglesias, PH-DH1000001 .292
Jackie Bradley, LF1100100 .433
    Mike Carp, LF2000001 .182
Pedro Ciriaco, SS3010011 .371
    Derrik Gibson, PR-SS0100000 .667
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3B - Pedro Ciriaco (2, Pugh)
RBI - Ronald Bermudez (4), Dustin Pedroia (9), Blake Swihart (3)
2-OUT RBI - Dustin Pedroia (5)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Pedroia-Ciriaco-Napoli
Boston Red Sox
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Junichi Tazawa 1211100 3.65
Clayton Mortensen 1000010 5.23
Marco Duarte 1533010 8.10
Robby Scott 1211000 9.00
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Dempster 4-4, Junichi Tazawa 2-0, Robby Scott 1-2
Batters Faced - Ryan Dempster 18, Junichi Tazawa 5, Clayton Mortensen 3, Marco Duarte 8, Robby Scott 5
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    Doug Bernier, 2B2121000 .714
Trevor Plouffe, 3B2000100 .326
    James Beresford, 3B2111001 .200
Ryan Doumit, C1100110 .250
    Eric Fryer, C2001002 .333
Chris Parmelee, 1B1100201 .294
    Dan Rohlfing, 1B1012000 .281
Wilkin Ramirez, CF4120011 .415
Eduardo Escobar, LF4023012 .339
Daniel Ortiz, RF4000003 .273
Pedro Florimon, SS4110003 .211
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2B - Doug Bernier (2, Scott), James Beresford (1, Duarte), Wilkin Ramirez (10, Dempster), Eduardo Escobar (4, Dempster)
RBI - Doug Bernier (2), James Beresford (2), Eric Fryer (6), Dan Rohlfing 2 (6), Eduardo Escobar 3 (8)
2-OUT RBI - Doug Bernier (2), Dan Rohlfing 2 (3)
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Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Cole De Vries 3-4, Bruce Pugh 2-4, Daniel Turpen 2-1
Batters Faced - Cole De Vries 9, Casey Fien 3, Anthony Slama 10, Bruce Pugh 8, Daniel Turpen 5
Game Information
Attendance - 7569
Game Time - 2:57
Temperature - 71
Umpires - Home - Marcus Pattillo, First Base - Marvin Hudson, Second Base - Travis Carlson, Third Base - Chad Whitson