Hendriks, Twins top O's, 7-1


The Minnesota Twins are two games over .500.

Sure, it's Feb. 28 and they're only six games into spring training and it really doesn't mean anything ... but ... Minnesota is now 4-2 in Grapefruit League play.

Thursday, the Baltimore Orioles were the victims, losing 7-1 to the Twins at Hammond Stadium.

Liam Hendriks, in a bid to crack Minnesota's revamped starting rotation, pitched three scoreless innings.

Red-hot Justin Morneau knocked in three runs, and dad-to-be Joe Mauer -- in his first game since the world learned that he and his wife are expecting twins -- had two hits and scored two runs.

Up next: The Blue Jays on Friday in Jupiter, Fla., with Vance Worley getting his second start for the Twins.

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