Cron homers twice in Twins’ 9-4 loss to Orioles
Cron hit a solo home run in the first inning and scored Jonathan Schoop with a two-run homer in the third inning.
Cron, 29, was claimed off waivers by the Twins in November and hit .253 with a career-high 30 home runs last season for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Jordany Valdespin scored the Twins’ only other run with a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.
Veteran right-hander Kyle Gibson started for the Twins, allowing one hit and two walks in two innings, while striking out three.