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TB 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 10 14 2
Min 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 4 12 0
Date of game: 3/26/2012

Recap: Minnesota vs. Tampa Bay

Fort Myers, FL (Sports Network) - Ben Zobrist belted a grand slam in the top of the second inning en route to a 3-for-3 day as the Tampa Bay Rays handled the Minnesota Twins, 10-4, in spring training Monday.

Cody Rogers and Elliot Johnson both stroked two-run homers to provide enough run support for starter Jeff Niemann, who allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over five innings of work to earn the victory.

Ryan Doumit hit a solo homer and finished with two RBI, while Brian Dinkelman and Luke Hughes knocked in the other two runs for the Twins. Starter Scott Baker was touched for seven runs on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings.

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