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Date of game: 3/24/2012

Recap: Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay

Fort Myers, FL (Sports Network) - Justin Morneau hit a pair of home runs and finished with five RBI as the Minnesota Twins crushed the Tampa Bay Rays, 19-4, in Grapefruit League action on Saturday.

Luke Hughes finished 5-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and five RBI, while J.R. Towles and Chris Parmelee had solo shots for the Twins. Denard Span knocked in two runs, Jamey Carroll had an RBI and starter Jeff Gray allowed two runs in two innings for the win.

Chris Gimenez had a solo home run and two RBI, while Will Rhymes and Greg Sexton had an RBI apiece for Tampa Bay. Starter Jeremy Hellickson gave up 10 runs on 11 hits in three innings.

Game Notes

Five FCS teams banned from postseason

Five FCS programs received postseason bans for the 2015 season under NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate penalties announced Wednesday

Ray McDonald arrested again

Former 49ers and Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that occurred Monday.

Cardinals 1B Adams to miss 3-4 months with quad strain

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is expected to miss the next 3-to-4 months while recovering from a severe right quadriceps strain that he suffered running the bases on Tuesday.

On the ropes, Blackhawks scratch Timonen

Facing elimination in a Game 6 on home ice Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks, the Chicago Blackhawks decided to make veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen a healthy scratch.

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