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Mauer leads Twins to 7-1 win

Mauer leads Twins to 7-1 win Click to Enlarge Photo: Twins, mlbpressbox.com

Feb 28, 2013 at 5:23 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) As news spread that Joe Mauer and his wife are expecting twins in August, the All-Star catcher had two hits with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored to lead the Minnesota Twins over the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday.

Josh Willingham boosted his spring average to .727 with a pair of hits for the Twins. Willingham also drove in a run, drew a walk and scored twice.

Hitting behind Willingham, first baseman Justin Morneau went 2 for 3, including a two-run double, while playing his fifth game in a row in preparation for leading Canada at the World Baseball Classic.

Darin Mastroianni, competing for the starting center field job with the Twins, had two hits with a run scored.

Orioles starter Jair Jurrjens, a non-roster invitee, gave up three walks, three runs — two earned — on two hits in one inning.

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