abc
QUICK LINKS:

Burton Struggles as Twins Lose 11-5

Updated: 03/06/2014 1:05 PM
Created: 03/05/2014 9:58 PM KSTP.com

Johnny Monell hit a three-run homer to key a five-run third inning, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 11-5 win over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night.

Monell, a 27-year-old journeyman catcher purchased from the San Francisco Giants this offseason, connected on a fastball from Twins setup man Jared Burton.

The Orioles also stole third base twice in the same inning off Burton, making his second appearance of the spring.  Burton gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning.

Baltimore scored five more runs in the sixth, when second-base prospect Jorge Polanco made a throwing error that led to four unearned runs off Twins left-hander Scott Diamond.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Winter Weather Advisory

WI AREAS AFFECTED: Barron; Polk; Rusk
Expires: 11/28/2014 4:00 PM

Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
10°
30° | 24°
  • Feels like: -5° F
  • Wind: ESE 12mph
  • Humidity: 84%
  • Sat Partly cloudy
    32° | 12°
  • Sun Times of sun and clouds
    20° | 4°
  • Mon Mainly sunny
    18° | 16°
  • Tue Morning clouds followed by afternoon sun
    32° | 20°

Video

KSTP NEWS