Blackburn on his game in Twins' loss

Nick Blackburn looked good in the Twins 3-1 split squad loss to the Orioles on Friday. The right-hander tossed four scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out three. So far this spring Blackburn hasn't allowed a run in seven innings.
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Nick Blackburn looked good in the Twins 3-1 split squad loss to the Orioles on Friday. The right-hander tossed four scoreless innings, allowing one hit while striking out three. So far this spring Blackburn hasn't allowed a run in seven innings.

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