BRADENTON, FLA. - Boof Bonser tossed four shutout innings, and Torii Hunter and Justin Morneau hit two-run homers as the Twins defeated Pittsburgh 7-3 Saturday at McKechnie Field.
The Twins, who have won seven of their past eight spring games, continue to get strong pitching. In their past 13 games, their starters have posted a 1.05 ERA.
Bonser has an 11-inning scoreless streak since he was torched for three runs against Cincinnati in his spring debut. He lowered his ERA to 2.25.
"We want him to continue trying to earn a job," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "We want him on a mission, and he is. He understands."
Scott Baker also chipped in two scoreless innings of relief for the Twins.
|Atlanta - WP: E. Stults||4||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: J. Chamberlain||2|
|Washington - LP: X. Cedeno||2||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Wacha||6|
|Miami - LP: D. Haren||1||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: R. Montero||7|
|LA Angels - LP: N. Tropeano||3||FINAL|
|Seattle - WP: T. Walker||5|
|Minnesota - LP: C. Johnson||2||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: J. Masterson||14|