Twins 5, Orioles 0: Twins Give Up One hit in DRAMATIC Spring Training Victory

Luke Hughes--he's so hot right now. He's 12 for 27 in his past ten games, and leads all Twins in spring training with 15 RBIs.

Those who followed today's Twins vs. Orioles match-up on Game Day--because there was literally no radio or TV coverage of this game in the entire world--know what an amazing game it was. We laughed. We cried. We started talking about the features on our washing machines and totally forgot there was even a game going on.

Luke Hughes got the game off to a great start for the Twins with an "In play, run(s)" to drive in Denard Span in the top first. Jamey Carroll and Joe Mauer combined for some more "In play, run(s)" in the second, followed by Justin Morneau's "In play, run(s)" in the fifth. Then, originally, Denard Span had some "In play, run(s)" in the sixth, but after a couple minutes the guy updating the Game Day for the Orioles determined this was actually an "In play, out(s)."

Oh--and the Twins only gave up one hit.

More thrills after the jump.

Anthony Swarzak did well in his first start of the spring, giving up 0 hits, 3 walks, with 3 strikeouts over 3.2 innings. Per John Shipley of the Pioneer Press, Gardenhire commented, "Swarzak's on the team. He's going to be one of our pitchers. He's a pretty easy one. I like Swarzy a lot." Not much of a surprise, especially with Swarzak being out of options.

Studs:

  • Anthony Swarzak - 0 runs, 3 walks, and 2 strikeouts in 3.2 innings pitched.
  • Jeff Gray - 0 runs, 0 walks, 1 strikeout in 2.1 innings pitched.
  • Jamey Carroll - 1 run, 1 hit, 2 RBIs, and 1 walk in 3 at-bats.

Duds:

  • Joe Mauer - Didn't even have any hits, runs, walks, or sac-flys but had a RBI?!? Illuminati!
  • Glen Perkins - Gave up the Orioles's only hit in 1 inning pitched! Just terrible.
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