Mauer drives in a run as Twins-Phillies tie

Created: 03/09/2014 8:25 PM

Mauer drives in a run as Twins-Phillies tie
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Associated Press
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Joe Mauer drove in the game's first run with a first-inning single, and four Minnesota Twins pitchers combined to two-hit the Philadelphia Phillies in a 1-1 tie Sunday.

Mauer, who also flied out twice, is batting .250 through five spring games after making the full-time switch to first base.

The Phillies fell to 2-8-1 this spring, among the worst records in the majors.

A two-base throwing error by Twins third baseman Brandon Waring opened the door for the Phillies to tie the game in the eighth inning against Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson.

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