Alvarez makes Orioles debut in loss to Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Pedro Alvarez made his spring debut with Baltimore on Sunday and hit an RBI double in the first inning of the Orioles' 14-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
Alvarez went 1 for 3 in his first game since he finalized a $5.75 million, one-year contract with Baltimore last week. He drove in Ryan Flaherty in the first and eventually came around to score on a sacrifice fly by Hyun Soo Kim.
Trevor Plouffe drove in four runs for Minnesota, which finished with 15 hits. He hit a three-run homer in the Twins' four-run second inning.
Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was charged with six runs and seven hits in 1 2-3 innings. He struck out two and walked three.
Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco went three innings and allowed three runs and four hits.