Twins Lose To Red Sox; Nathan Pitching Today
The Twins lost 7-6 in Fort Myers, Florida to the Boston Red Sox Monday afternoon. Former Twin David Ortiz hit a 3-run homerun off Kevin Slowey to help the Red Sox to the win. Jason Kubel went 3-3 with a homerun and 2 runs scored and Luke Hughes was 2-3 with a homerun and 3 RBIs for the Twins. Nick Blackburn started the game and threw 2 shutout innings with 2 hits allowed. The Twins play the Red Sox again today at 12:05, pregame on WJON at 12:00. Relief pitcher Joe Nathan is expected to make his spring debut for the Twins today. Nathan had Tommy John surgery and missed all of last season. First baseman Justin Morneau is seeing a concussion specialist in Pittsburgh today. If Morneau is cleared to play he could play in a spring training game as early as late this week.