FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Jacque Jones went 3-for-3 with a three-run homer Sunday to help the Minnesota Twins overcome a three-run homer by Manny Ramirez in a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox.
Brad Radke pitched two hitless innings in his first spring start for the Twins.
Radke, who missed nearly half of the 2002 regular season with a pulled groin, spent some extra time in the weight room over the winter with the hope of preventing another injury.
Willie Banks, who pitched for the Twins from 1991-93, took the loss.
Dustan Mohr tied it at 4 with a homer off Ramiro Mendoza in the fourth, and Minnesota took a 6-4 lead in the fifth against Banks with an RBI groundout by Torii Hunter and an RBI double by Matthew LeCroy.
Boston's David Ortiz, competing for playing time at first base with Jeremy Giambi and Kevin Millar, went 2-for-2 with two doubles in his first game at Hammond Stadium in the visitor's dugout. Ortiz spent his entire major league career with the Twins until his release in December.
The teams, who both train in Fort Myers and play seven times this spring, play again Monday at Hammond Stadium in a split-squad game for both clubs. Kyle Lohse will start for Minnesota, and Derek Lowe goes for Boston.
At Fort Myers, Fla.
Boston 003 100 100 -- 5 9 1
Minnesota 030 120 00x -- 6 12 0
Wakefield, Mendoza (3), Banks (5), Howry (6), Embree (7), Tolar (8), and Mirabelli, Smith (6); Radke, Fiore (3), Nakamura (5), Frederick (7), Kemp (8), Rincon (9), and Pierzynski, Bowen (5), Marsters (8). W--Nakamura, 1-0. L--Banks, 0-1. Sv--Rincon (1). HRs--Minnesota, Jones (1), Mohr (1). Boston, Ramirez (1), Giambi (1).
Twins 6, Reds 4
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Paul Wilson, projected as Cincinnati's fourth starter, had to be scratched because of a sore back, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Reds 6-4 on Saturday.
Chris Reitsma filled in and gave up a two-run homer in the first inning to Todd Sears that got the Twins rolling.
Denny Hocking doubled home two runs, Tom Prince drove in a run with a groundout and Shane Andrews singled home the final run.
At Sarasota, Fla.
Minnesota 200 400 000 -- 6 8 0
Cincinnati 000 000 112 -- 4 7 1
Santana, Romero (3), Pridie (4), Hoard (6), Balfour (8), BFord (9) and Prince, Torres (6); Reitsma, Hudson (3), Hall (4), Reith (5), TMiller (7), White (8), Williamson (9) and LaRue, CMiller (7). W--Santana, 1-0. L--Reitsma, 0-1. HRs--Minnesota, Sears (1).
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