FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - The Minnesota Twins and the Philadelphia Phillies tied 1-1 yesterday in exhibition baseball. Joe Mauer drove in the game's first run with a first-inning single and four Minnesota pitchers combined to two-hit. The Phillies fell to 2-8-1 this spring, among the worst records in the majors.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The Baltimore Orioles beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 9-2 yesterday. Chris Davis had a long home run and three RBIs, J.J. Hardy hit a three-run shot and Wei-Yin Chen pitched three shutout innings for the O's. Andrew McCutchen and Tony Sanchez homered for Pittsburgh.
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - The Boston Red Sox beat a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad 4-1 yesterday. Clay Buchholz pitched three hitless innings and Mike Carp hit a long homer. Buchholz faced nine batters and got five outs on grounders. He walked one and struck out one. Pirates' right-hander Charlie Morton worked the first three innings and allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - In men's college hoops, Minnesota beat Penn State 81-63 yesterday to set up a rematch between these teams in the first round of the Big Ten tournament. D.J. Newbill had 15 of his 24 points in the second half for the Nittany Lions. Minnesota and Penn State will play on Thursday in Indianapolis, with the winner advancing to the quarterfinals to face Wisconsin.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tyreek Duren scored 27 points as La Salle knocked off St. Joseph's 71-63 yesterday. St. Joe's led early, but La Salle used a 10-4 run to tie at 20, then ran off another five straight points and led 33-23 at the break. Jerrell Wright added 17 points and 12 boards for La Salle. Langston Galloway led St. Joe's with 27 points.
CHICAGO (AP) - In women's college basketball, fifth-seeded Marquette beat Number 4 seed Villanova 56-53 in the quarterfinals of the Big East Conference tournament last night. Katherine Plouffe scored 14 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and made a key block with 7 seconds left for Marquette. Devon Kane led Villanova with 19 points and Coyer added 10.
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