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Mar2: #Boston #Redsox Justin Morneau launches his first homer of the spring .471 w 8 RBIs. HE IS BACK!

#Boston #Redsox Justin Morneau launches his first homer of the spring .471 w 8 RBIs. HE IS BACK!
Mar 3rd 2013, 01:20

Minnesota Twins ‏@Twins Justin Morneau launches his first homer of the spring in tilt with Red Sox. Recap: http://atmlb.com/WnVT1U  #MNTwins  Retweeted 28 times  Expand   Reply   Retweet   Favorite  Buffer    More Morneau goes deep before departing for Classic Prospect Gibson gives up one run, three hits in 1 2/3 innings against Boston By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com | 3/2/2013 4:08 P.M. ET Comments (5) print e-mail Box score FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Ryan Sweeney provided a go-ahead single in the fifth inning to help lead the Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Twins on Saturday at Hammond Stadium. Sweeney brought home Jonathan Diaz with a one-out single off right-hander Esmerling Vasquez. Juan Carlos Linares homered for the Red Sox off Twins prospect Kyle Gibson in the second. Gibson, making his first Grapefruit League start after throwing two scoreless innings in relief on Sunday, gave up one run on three hits over 1 2/3 innings. First baseman Justin Morneau homered for the Twins in his final game before departing for Arizona to join Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic. Morneau's homer came off reliever Alfredo Aceves in the fourth. "Hopefully it means we're ready to go," said Morneau, who leads the Twins with eight RBIs in seven Grapefruit League games. "It's a good way to head in there, that's for sure." Right-hander Clay Buchholz made his first start of the spring for the Red Sox. Buchholz, who was slowed by a sore right hamstring, tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings. He gave up one hit -- a single to Joe Mauer in the first -- and walked two. "It was good to get out there," Buchholz said. "Everything felt good. I was a little amped up during the game and left a couple of pitches up in the zone and lost a couple of hitters in some counts that you'd like to either let them get themselves out or put them away. Given the fact that...

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