Rays 10, Twins 4

Associated Press  |  Last updated March 26, 2012
Scott Baker gave up a grand slam to Ben Zobrist and a two-run shot to Elliot Johnson in his return from an injury, and the Minnesota Twins lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 10-4 Monday. Baker has been out with elbow tendinitis that flared up in a ''B'' game on March 10. On Monday, he gave up seven runs and seven hits in 2 2-3 innings. Zobrist went 3 for 3 to spark the Rays' 14-hit attack after the team came into the game with a .222 batting average in spring training. Jeff Niemann, competing for the fifth spot in the Rays' rotation, gave up two runs on six hits through five innings, striking out five. Backup catcher Ryan Doumit, who played in the outfield, hit his first home run for the Twins since being acquired in the offseason from the Pirates.
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