Twins edge Class-A Miracle to end exhibitions

Twins edge Class-A Miracle to end exhibitions

Published Apr. 4, 2012 11:55 p.m. ET

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.