Pirates 10, Twins 1

BY foxsports • March 8, 2009

Scott Baker took the mound with some extra financial security. The Twins' opening day starter struck out four batters in four innings against Pittsburgh on Saturday in his first spring appearance since signing a four-year contract worth $15.25 million, plus a $9.25 million club option for the 2013 season. He gave up just one run in his four innings, a solo homer to Pirates first baseman Adam LaRoche, during a 10-1 loss to Pittsburgh. "My family and I love Minneapolis," Baker said. "It's a great place to be. This gives me some security. It gives me some certainty for later on."

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