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Kyle Gibson Sharp, but Twins Lose 3-1

Created: 03/19/2014 3:56 PM KSTP.com

St. Louis' Carlos Martinez and Minnesota's Kyle Gibson each enhanced their chances of earning a spot in their team's rotation with solid outings, and the Cardinals beat the Twins 3-1 on Wednesday.

Martinez cruised into the fifth, holding the Twins to one hit, but Jason Bartlett had an RBI single to right-center in the sixth that ended the right-hander's scoreless string at 14 innings.

For Bartlett, the hit was his first of the spring in 27 at-bats.

Making his fourth appearance — second start — Gibson limited the Cardinals to Matt Adams' second homer of spring training in 4 1-3 innings. Gibson allowed four hits.

Peter Bourjos doubled and scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch by Samuel Deduno in the eighth inning.

The Twins left seven men on base.

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