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Markakis back for O's, Twins' Hendriks hit by ball

Posted at: 03/26/2013 8:32 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Nick Markakis got a hit in his return to Baltimore's lineup while Twins pitcher Liam Hendriks exited early after being struck in the hand by a batted ball Tuesday in Minnesota's 9-5 win over the Orioles.
    
Markakis went 1 for 5 as the designated hitter in his first exhibition game since March 1 after recovering from a herniated disk in his neck.
    
Hendriks, still in the mix for the back end of Minnesota's rotation, gave up four hits and fanned two in 2 2-3 scoreless innings until a ball hit by Brian Roberts struck him in the pitching hand.
    
Hendriks had swelling in his right hand but said he expected to throw his normal bullpen session Thursday.
    
Nate McLouth got three hits and scored twice for Baltimore.

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