Quentin, Mauer homer as Twins beat split-squad Red Sox 8-6
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Carlos Quentin homered in his bid to earn a roster spot and Joe Mauer also connected Friday as the Minnesota Twins beat the split-squad Boston Red Sox 8-6.
Quentin, who retired last May, is trying to restart his career. He hit a two-run homer.
Tyler Duffey, competing for a spot in the Twins rotation, faced six batters in the first inning, giving up a run on three hits. Over the next three innings, he allowed just two hits.
Rick Porcello, Boston's No. 3 starter, went four innings and gave up three runs on six hits and a walk.
Oswaldo Arcia entered the game with two hits this spring, then got three hits for the Twins.
Mookie Betts had two hits for the Red Sox, including his third home run of the spring. Andrew Benintendi, Boston's first-round pick in the 2015 draft, had two hits in his first spring training game.