Orioles 3, Twins 1

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 16, 2012
Nick Blackburn had another impressive start, striking out three and allowing just one hit in four scoreless innings for a Minnesota Twins split squad in a 3-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. The right-hander, who is coming off an inconsistent, injury-slowed 7-10 season, has given up four hits and no runs through seven innings this spring. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who struggled late last year with a slight right labrum tear after coming over in a trade from the Rangers, went 2 for 4 with a double to lead the Orioles. He came in hitting .227 for the spring. Chris Parmelee and Ryan Doumit had a pair of hits each for Minnesota. Chris Tillman got the start for Baltimore and gave up four hits and a run in three innings.
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