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Worley hit hard as Twins beat Marlins 8-7

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm •  Published: March 1, 2013
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JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — When Minnesota Twins right-hander Vance Worley threw his first changeup of spring training Friday, Kyle Skipworth hit a broken-bat double.

So it went for Worley, who was satisfied with his pitching but unhappy with the results in the Twins' 8-7 victory over the Miami Marlins.

"They were swinging and got the good part of the bat on the ball," Worley said.

Making his second start, Worley allowed four runs — three earned — and six hits in two innings.

Worley said his four-seamer, cutter and curve all were fine. When asked about his changeup, he shook his head.

"I broke a guy's bat for a double, so you tell me how it was," he said. "I made my pitch and got him to do what I needed him to do, but the ball found a hole. That seemed to be how every hit today was, except for a couple."

Henderson Alvarez allowed three runs and six hits in two innings in his second spring training start, and his last with the Marlins for a while. He's off to join the Venezuelan team for the World Baseball Classic.

"It's going to be a great honor for me," Alvarez said. "It's the first time I've represented my country in baseball, and it's going to bring me a lot of joy to do that and play alongside some of my countrymen and stars of the game."

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