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Twins 8, Cardinals 3

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Twins cap off Target Field exhibition with a nice win.

Kevin Slowey was in control most of the afternoon on Saturday, pitching nearly seven full innings before being pulled with two outs in the sixth after just 81 pitches.  Jesse Crain came in for the final out, throwing just four pitches and keeping the Cardinals to just a one-run inning.  It kept the Twins in front, 4-2, and the Minnesota offense would respond by putting the game out of reach by doubling their score in their next two chances.

The Twins were in front early, with Joe Mauer cracking his second homer of the sping in the bottom of the first.  Michael Cuddyer also added a big shot into the porch in left field for another solo homer in the sixth.

Jacque Jones finished his spring with a two-for-two day, and J.J. Hardy was also perfect in three at-bats while Delmon Young went 2-for-3 with a stolen base.  Late in the contest, Jones, Drew Butera and Brock Peterson strung together a few hits for a late rally.

Opening Day is tomorrow!  And I'm looking at the new logo right now...