FORT MYERS, Fla. – As news spread that Joe Mauer and his wife are expecting twins in August, the All-Star catcher had two hits with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored to lead the Minnesota Twins over the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on Thursday.
Josh Willingham boosted his spring average to .727 with a pair of hits for the Twins. Willingham also drove in a run, drew a walk and scored twice.
Hitting behind Willingham, first baseman Justin Morneau went 2 for 3, including a two-run double, while playing his fifth game in a row in preparation for leading Canada at the World Baseball Classic.
Darin Mastroianni, competing for the starting center field job with the Twins, had two hits with a run scored.
Orioles starter Jair Jurrjens, a non-roster invitee, gave up three walks, three runs — two earned — on two hits in one inning.