Grapefruit League play ends in loss for Twins

  • Updated: April 4, 2012 - 12:09 AM

The Twins finished 18-15 in Grapefruit League games after falling 6-2 to Tampa Bay.

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The Twins' Jamey Carroll dived back to first safely on a pick-off attempt during the first inning against Tampa Bay on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Fla. The Rays beat the Twins 6-2

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FORT MYERS, FLA. - Spring training isn't quite over, but the Grapefruit League season is.

The Twins lost 6-2 to Tampa Bay on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium. That leaves one game remaining on their spring schedule, an exhibition against the Class A Fort Myers Miracle.

Statistics from that game will not count in the official spring training totals.

So based on the league's stats, Justin Morneau -- who was 1-for-3 with a double on Tuesday -- finished with a nine-game hitting streak, although he might play on Wednesday.

Morneau's double came during a run of doubles in the fourth inning that accounted for all the Twins' scoring.

Joe Mauer hammered a double to the right-center field wall, followed by a check-swing double by Morneau that landed near the foul line, scoring Mauer. Josh Willingham followed with a double to right, enabling Morneau to score. Mauer, by the way, has at a least one hit in nine of his past 10 games. Willingham went 2-for-3 to raise his average to .271.

Righthander Liam Hendriks held the Rays to one run over five innings before the Rays struck for three runs in the sixth.

The Twins went 18-15 in Grapefruit League games.

LA VELLE E. NEAL III

  • TAMPA BAY 6, TWINS 2

    Spring training finale: 12:05 p.m. today vs. Class A Fort Myers • Hammond Stadium • no TV or radio

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