Twins edge Class-A Miracle to end exhibitions
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Minnesota Twins edged their Class-A affiliate, Fort Myers, 8-7, Wednesday, in an exhibition game before breaking spring training camp.
The Twins posted three runs in the home half of the sixth, then held on as the Miracle posted a pair of runs in the top of the ninth to draw to within 8-7.
Trevor Plouffe provided the biggest highlight for Minnesota Wednesday, as he went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles. Three Twins teammates also added two hits apiece: Joe Mauer, Sean Burroughs and Travis Harrison.
Chris Parmelee also added a key, eighth-inning home run for the Twins. Minnesota won despite leaving 12 runners on base.
Daniel Rams, Angel Morales and Levi Michael all had three hits apiece for the minor-league Miracle.
The Twins open their regular season Friday afternoon, at Baltimore.