Split-squad report: Twins lose to Nationals, top O’s
TWINS 7, ORIOLES 6
Willians Astudillo got the Twins on the scoreboard with a single to left field in the third inning.
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) March 14, 2019
Trailing 3-1 in the fifth, Minnesota put together three runs off a Reed RBI single and a two-run double from outfielder Jake Cave to take a 4-3 lead.
Twins infielder Ronald Torreyes added a solo shot to left field in the sixth, and after Baltimore tied things up at 6 in the seventh, Jacob Pearson’s RBI single gave the Twins a 7-6 advantage.
Baltimore notched three runs and five hits off Twins pitcher Adalberto Mejia. Reliever Ryne Harper has yet to allow a run in spring training, registering another scoreless inning in the eighth.
NATIONALS 10, TWINS 4
In his first at-bat of spring training, Twins 2018 first-round pick Trevor Larnach launched a homer to left-center field during Minnesota’s 10-4 loss to Washington on Thursday.
Larnach hit a combined five dingers last season while in 42 games in rookie ball and for Single-A Cedar Rapids.
Washington jumped all over Twins starting pitcher Martin Perez, racking up five runs on six hits in the opening four innings.