Posts Tagged Fort Myers

Polanco, Sanchez HR, Pirates top Twins in rain

Pittsburgh Pirates' Gregory Polanco (25) looks up to the sky and points after scoring a solo home run in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Friday, March 27, 2015, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

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Baseball careers often start with winter grunt work

In this Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Casey Fien (50) throws in a baseball game between the Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins in Kansas City, Mo. Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar spot as everyone else in the regular workforce. The right arm that would eventually fetch Fien a $1.38 million salary from the Twins for 2015 was once used for stacking crates, pallets and boxes at Costco. (AP Photo/Reed Hoffmann, File)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Long before any of that major league money starts landing in their bank accounts, most players are in a similar predicament as everyone else in the regular workforce.

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Gibson strikes out 7 in Twins’ loss to Rays

Tampa Bay Rays' Desmond Jennings, left, is forced out by Minnesota Twins shortstop Eduardo Escobar, right, in the fourth inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game, Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Kyle Gibson struck seven in six strong innings for the Minnesota Twins in a 2-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday.

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Hunter’s 1st homer helps Twins beat Blue Jays 6-5

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Ricky Nolasco (47) delivers against the Toronto Blue Jays in the first inning during an exhibition spring training baseball game, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Fort Myers, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Torii Hunter hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Chad Jenkins in the seventh inning, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 Tuesday.

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Cardinals and Red Sox rained out

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — The spring training game between St. Louis and the Boston Red Sox on Monday was rained out with the Cardinals leading in the middle of the fifth inning.

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