PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- LaTroy Hawkins pitched four shutout innings and Doug Mientkiewicz went 2-for-3 with an RBI double to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Texas Rangers.
The Twins scored three runs in Sunday's second inning off Rangers starter Mark Clark. Minnesota had three hits in the inning, but only one -- Mientkiewicz's double -- left the infield. Shortstop Robin Jennings and second baseman Dan Cey each had infield hits in the inning.
A wild pitch and a rare throwing error by catcher Ivan Rodriguez helped the rally.
Clark went three innings, giving up three runs on three hits and a walk and struck out three.
Hawkins picked up the win, going four innings, allowing two hits and one walk with one strikeout. Hawkins has not allowed a run in nine innings this spring.
Twins pitching coach Dick Such has an idea why Hawkins has been so effective. ''I think he's starting to enjoy throwing all four of his pitches,'' Such said.
Hawkins' fastball, slider, curve and split-fingered fastball all worked for him Sunday. Hawkins has had a tendency to throw too many fastballs, so opponents would wait for one to come and nail it. Mixing in his other pitches will give him a chance to be more successful.
Minnesota's 10 wins leads the American League in spring training.
Nomar Garciaparra's return left the Boston Red Sox at ease. Ed Yarnall's first spring start didn't do the same for the New York Yankees.
Yarnall, expected to be New York's fifth starter this season, was pounded for 10 runs and eight hits in one inning of a 14-3 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday in Dunedin, Fla.
In Fort Myers, Fla., Garciaparra showed no ill effects from the knee injury that kept him out of action for Boston's first 10 exhibition games.
''It felt good. Good to be out there and getting the kinks out,'' he said after going 1-for-2 at the plate and leaving as planned following three innings of Boston's 9-8, 12-inning loss to Philadelphia. ''I just went out there and did my thing.''
At Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Jose Lima pitched four scoreless innings and Julio Lugo hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the ninth inning as Houston's Dominican players helped the Astros beat Boston 3-2 to complete a sweep of the two-game series in their home country.
Elsewhere, Dodgers right-hander Carlos Perez spent eight hours in jail after getting arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in Vero Beach, Fla.
Police Chief James Gabbard said officers received a call Saturday night about a vehicle in which the driver appeared unconscious at a traffic light.
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