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Cuddyer homers to lead Twins past Orioles

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Cuddyer homered, reigning AL MVP Joe Mauer had two hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Thursday night.

The game was called after eight innings because of rain.

Kevin Millwood, in line to be Baltimore's opening-day starter, was hit hard again. He was charged with five runs and nine hits over 2 2-3 innings and has a 29.70 ERA this spring.

Scott Baker, slated to start on opening day for Minnesota, worked three effective innings. He limited Baltimore to five hits, including Robert Andino's homer in the third.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Michael Cuddyer homered, reigning AL MVP Joe Mauer had two hits and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Thursday night.

The game was called in the top of the ninth inning because of rain.

Kevin Millwood, in line to be Baltimore's opening-day starter, was hit hard again. He was charged with five runs and nine hits over 2 2-3 innings and has a 29.70 ERA this spring.

Scott Baker, slated to start on opening day for Minnesota, worked three effective innings. He limited Baltimore to five hits, including Robert Andino's homer in the third.