Twins Win, Team USA Loses 09 Mar 13

Brian Dozier and Ryan Doumit each had an RBI single in the third as the Twins took down the Red Sox, 2-0. Mike Pelfrey threw three shutout innings while striking out five to pick up the win. The bullpen allowed just three hits in six innings. The Twins head to Bradenton today to face the Pirates.

Twins catcher Joe Mauer and the USA baseball team fell to Mexico in their first game of the World Baseball Classic last night, 5-2. Mauer was 2-for-4 with two strikeouts while hitting cleanup as the designated hitter. He also stranded three of the USA’s 20 runners on base. The Americans will face Italy tonight in Phoenix.