Originally written March 03, 2012 on Fox Sports North:
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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Joe Mauer, Justin Morneau and Denard Span all got hits in the spring training debuts and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 Saturday. The Twins' three standouts are each returning from injury-plagued seasons in which they missed a combined 265 games. Span had two hits while Morneau and Mauer drove in runs. None of the hits came against David Price. The Rays ace pitched a hitless first inning, striking out Morneau and Mauer. Carl Pavano, set to start for the Twins on opening day, gave up a two-run homer in the first to Matt Joyce. Pavano allowed three hits in two innings.
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