Twins 3, Puerto Rico 2: Valencia, Crede highlight the win

Posted on March 3rd, 2009 – 4:27 PM
By Joe Christensen

FORT MYERS, FLA. — Scott Baker gave up three hits and a walk but pitched his way through three scoreless innings, and the Twins got a two-run double from Joe Crede today in a 3-2 exhibition victory over Puerto Rico at Hammond Stadium.

It was Crede’s first day playing third base for the Twins, but his replacement, Danny Valencia turned in the defensive play of the game with a run-saving stab-and-throw to end the sixth inning.

I’ll have more on Crede, Valencia and Joe Nathan in our first editions. La Velle is crafting a piece on the World Baseball Classic, and the two of us just produced our first tandem video, which we hope to have up on the site soon.

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