FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Soreness in David Cone's right shoulder overshadowed Manny Ramirez's first home run since joining the Boston Red Sox.
Cone left after the first inning of Boston's 10-7, 11-inning loss to a Minnesota Twins' split squad on Tuesday.
The right-hander was examined by team physician Dr. Bill Morgan and was listed as day to day.
"I don't think it's anything major," said Cone, who first experienced discomfort while warming up before the second inning. "Obviously, the next couple of days will be important."
Cone threw 31 pitches and gave up two runs and two hits, including a 400-foot home run to Bobby Kielty.
Cone said he has experienced similar pain in the shoulder before, including after his last spring training start on March 8, but it was never anything serious.
"I wouldn't have gone out there today if I didn't think I could make it through," he said
.Minnesota (ss) 200 020 111 03 -- 10 19 0
Boston (ss) 012 310 000 00 -- 7 12 1
Thomas, Lohse (4), Johnson (7), Knight (8), Brewington (10) and Redzynski; Cone, Heiserman (2), Miller (4), Schourek (5), Merker (7), Lee (9), Williams (10) and Hatteberg, Rodriguez (7). W--Brewington, 1-0. L--Williams, 0-2. HRs--Minnesota, Kielty (1). Boston, Ramirez (1), Hatteberg (1), O'Leary (3).
Twins 6, Expos 4
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- With a boost from left fielder Chad Allen, the split-squad Minnesota Twins overcame a late-game pitching slump by reliever Bob Wells to defeat the Montreal Expos 6-4 Tuesday afternoon at the Lee County Sports Complex.
Allen, who is trying to regain a roster spot as a reserve outfielder, hit a two-RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning, allowing Doug Mientkiewicz and Casey Blake to score for what turned out to be the game-winning runs.
Wells gave up three runs off four hits in the eighth inning.
"I didn't get it done," Wells said. "I made some mistakes, and they took advantage of them. But our guys are coming out playing. Too bad it didn't work out for me, but at least it worked out for the team."
LaTroy Hawkins struck out two during a perfect ninth inning for his first save this spring.
The Twins took a 2-0 lead in the first when designated hitter Matthew LeCroy hit a two-RBI double that scored leadoff hitter Cristian Guzman and right fielder Matt Lawton.
Montreal 001 000 030 -- 4 7 3
Minnesota (ss) 200 110 02x -- 6 8 1
Irabu, Peters (4), Mattes (6), Blank (8) and Barrett, Schneider (4), Gonzalez (8); Redman, Santana (5), Miller (7), Wells (8), Hawkins (9) and Prince, Ardoin (7). W--Wells, 1-0. L--Blank, 1-1. Sv--Hawkins (1). HR--Montreal, Mateo (1).
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