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Mauer and Morneau drive in runs, Twins beat Rays

Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Denard Span all got hits in the spring training debuts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 Saturday.

The Twins' three standouts are each returning from injury-plagued seasons in which they missed a combined 265 games. Span had two hits while Morneau and Mauer drove in runs.

None of the hits came against David Price. The Rays ace pitched a hitless first inning, striking out Morneau and Mauer.

Carl Pavano, set to start for the Twins on opening day, gave up a two-run homer in the first to Matt Joyce. Pavano allowed three hits in two innings.