Twins prospects shine in spring training exhibition win over Gophers


The Minnesota Twins beat the Minnesota Gophers 3-1 Wednesday night in a spring training exhibition game in Ft. Myers, Florida.

It was a chance for Twins' fans to get a look at the future, as several of the top Twins prospects played significant roles in the team's victory.

Byron Buxton, who's been named baseball's top prospect, was 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored.

Jorge Polanco blasted a solo home run, while Kennys Vargas finished 1-for-3 with an RBI. Miguel Sano also recorded a hit in the game for the Twins, in his first at bat after more than a year off.

[mlbvideo id="40500483" width="480" height="269" /]

J.O. Berrios started on the mound. He allowed one run on one hit in two innings, while striking out four. Twins relievers then combined to throw seven scoreless innings of relief.

Shortstop Michael Handel had the only hit and drove in the only run for the Gophers.

The game was also interesting for it's nostalgia factor. Glen Perkins pitched an inning of relief against the team he played for in college and a pair of college teammates faced of as opposing managers.

The Twins open the Grapefruit League schedule for real on Thursday evening when they face Boston.

Next Up


Alleged drunk driver crashes into Chisago Co. deputy's squad car

The deputy was taken to the hospital afterwards.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony Towns has lost 7 family members to COVID-19

The Timberwolves forward "hasn't been in a good place" since his mother died last April.

Leah Ottman, aka LOTT

Acclaimed Minneapolis violinist and singer Leah Ottman dies at 33

She also performed as LOTT, the name of her solo project.

Target gift card

Holiday shopping? Target gift cards are discounted this weekend

You have to be a Target Circle member, but that's free to join.

vote, vote now

MN Supreme Court dismisses attempt to block election certification

Another legal defeat for Republicans challenging the election.

prison, Rush City cell block

Another Minnesota prison inmate dies after COVID-19 diagnosis

The virus has killed at least six Minnesota inmates.

leech lake band of ojibwe sign

11,760 acres of land wrongly taken from Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe will be returned

The Senate and now the House have passed a bill that effectively returns the land. It's now headed for the president's signature.

Karl-Anthony Towns

Timberwolves release first half of 2020-21 regular season schedule

The second half of the schedule will be announced at a later date.