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Benson, Twins defeat Boston, 8-4

Outfielder Joe Benson is trying to make the 25-man roster and he helped his cause Monday by leading the Twins over the Red Sox, 8-4. Benson smacked a three-run double off Boston's spring training version of the "Green Monster". He led the Twins with three RBI.
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Outfielder Joe Benson is trying to make the 25-man roster and he helped his cause Monday by leading the Twins over the Red Sox, 8-4. Benson smacked a three-run double off Boston's spring training version of the "Green Monster". He led the Twins with three RBI.

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