Twins split squad goes 2-0 Tuesday

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jerad Eickhoff threw four innings in a 7-5 loss to a Minnesota Twins’ split squad on Tuesday. Eickhoff entered spring training behind schedule after sustaining a small fracture in his right thumb last month during a bunting drill. He allowed three runs and four hits, struck out seven and walked two.

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – Joe Mauer hit a two-run drive that sent a split squad of Minnesota Twins past the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 Tuesday. Mauer connected in the first inning for an opposite-field shot to left. Trevor Plouffe added a two-run homer in the fifth for the Twins. Caleb Joseph had two of the Orioles’ four hits.