Spring Training: Baker starts strong in 2012 debut

Not a bad outing for Twins pitcher Scott Baker, who tossed two hitless innings in his spring debut Tuesday as Minnesota beat Tampa Bay, 3-2, in Grapefruit League play.
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Not a bad outing for Twins pitcher Scott Baker, who tossed two hitless innings in his spring debut Tuesday as Minnesota beat Tampa Bay, 3-2, in Grapefruit League play.

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Scott Baker pitched two hitless innings as the Twins beats the Rays, 3-2 in spring training action Tuesday. Baker finished last season with a 3.14 ERA, but his season was cut short because of an elbow injury. He says "there’s peace in the fact I’m doing everything I can to stay healthy.”

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