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Twins 6, Blue Jays 2: Miguel Sano doesn’t strike out, smacks long dinger

Pretty much everything went pretty well for the Twins today except for some defensive errors.

MLB: Spring Training-Toronto Blue Jays at Minnesota Twins
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The Twins clobbered the Blue Jays today, for once with a little help from young slugger Miguel Sano. Sano—who had struck out in seven of his ten at-bats before today’s game—didn’t strike out one today, and hit the snot out of a ball that sailed well over the left field hence for a two-run home run.

Max Kepler also had a good day, going 2-for-3 with TWO doubles.

Ervin Santana started the game and had a solid outing, despite the fact he almost loaded the bases in the first inning. Ultimately, he gave up five hits and a walk over three scoreless innings. He said during a TV interview that he was mostly using the day to work on his change up, and things were going well.

Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press also caught up with Santana in the clubhouse.

There pretty much wasn’t any bad pitching in this game. Ryan Vogelsong was the only pitcher to give up an earned run in his 1.2 innings of work, and that wasn’t so bad. Adalberto Mejia did give up a run on a throwing error, but he otherwise looked pretty good, especially his off-speed pitches. Expect to see him in the majors this season.

Basically everything went well for the Twins today except for some defensive erros, like Mejia’s previously mentioned one. Miguel Sano also made a throwing error and the young but supposedly slick-fielding Engelb Vielma made a fielding error too.

Whatever—it’s spring training for everyone, especially the players. Right?