Twins End Losing Streak, Beat Orioles 4-1

Updated: 03/25/2014 4:44 PM By: Nick Tabbert

It may only be spring training, but a losing streak is a losing streak in baseball. The Minnesota Twins, losers of its last six games, got back in the win column Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Three Twins pitchers combined to hold the O's to just six hits.

Mike Pelfrey started and pitched three innings, allowing just two hits while striking out four batters.

Scott Diamond followed with one run over three innings and a strikeout.

Kyle Gibson finished the game, allowing just two hits.

Minnesota had 10 hits while scoring in four different innings. Trevor Plouffe and Oswaldo Arcia produced run-scoring hits in the second, Joe Mauer singled in Brian Dozier in the fifth, and Chris Colabello had a two-out RBI double in the seventh.

Mauer went 2 for 3 to raise his spring average to .306.

Bud Norris started for Baltimore. The veteran right-hander surrendered three runs - only two were earned - on seven hits in five innings of work.

Minnesota plays the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday as the final week of spring training play continues. The Twins open the regular season on Monday in Chicago against the White Sox.