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Offense fails Marlins again in 4-3 loss to Twins

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 23, 2013 at 5:39 pm •  Published: April 23, 2013

The temperature at first pitch was 38 degrees, but the field, which has heater coils underneath it to combat cold temperatures, was lush and green.

Correia needed just 87 pitches to breeze through seven innings for his fourth straight time to open this season. He went at least seven innings just three times all last season for the Pirates.

"I think it's harder to hit in (the cold weather) than pitch in it," Correia said. "It's kind of tough to get a feel on the baseball. I've thrown well in the cold. I wouldn't call myself happy to be out there. I can't wait for the 70-degree weather to come around."

Miami took a 2-1 lead in the fourth on a single from Mahoney but Fernandez, initially was scheduled to start the second game, gave it all back in the bottom half.

Chris Parmelee and Trevor Plouffe started the inning with singles and Arcia stood and admired as his homer bounced just short of the plaza beyond the right-field seats for a 4-2 lead.

"We had a lot of easy outs," Redmond said. "We have to figure out a way to get on base, that's really it. I don't know how else I can say it."

Redmond got a nice ovation before the game. The gregarious veteran was a favorite in the clubhouse and is etched in Twins lore for his penchant for stripping down and walking around the locker room area naked when things weren't going well, his way of trying to insert levity.

"He just knows a lot about the game," Mauer said. "And the way he related to younger players, especially myself, you kind of knew that he'd be really good at being a manager later on. It's really exciting for me to see him over there, and it should be fun."

NOTES: Marlins slugger Giancarlo Stanton went 0 for 3, dropping his average to .176. He was hit by a pitch in the eighth inning, but remained in the game. ... The run Burton allowed in the eighth was his first in nine appearances this year. ... The Twins were sending RHP Mike Pelfrey (2-1, 7.30 ERA) to the mound for Game 2 to face Miami RHP Ricky Nolasco (0-2, 3.86).