Twins Tie Rays 6-6; Morneau Is DH
The Twins tied Tampa Bay 6-6 in an exhibition game Monday afternoon in Florida. Danny Valencia went 3-4 with a homerun and 2 RBIs and Luke Hughes hit a solo homerun for Minnesota. Francisco Liriano threw 5 innings with 7 hits and 1 earned run allowed with 7 strikeouts and 1 walk for the Twins.
Minnesota is 18-14 this spring and will play Tampa Bay at 12:05 today in Fort Myers, Florida, pregame on WJON at 12:00.
Justin Morneau acknowledged that he'll start the season as the designated hitter. Chris Parmelee will see most of the at-bats at first base for the Twins.