FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins won their fourth consecutive game Friday as Brad Radke pitched six solid innings in a 2-1 victory against the Montreal Expos.
Radke (2-1, 5.40 ERA) gave up one run on seven hits and struck out three as he tried to put aside persistent trade rumors and focus on getting ready for the season opener against Tampa Bay on April 3.
The Twins' Jacque Jones went 2-for-3 with a double, Butch Huskey went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Denny Hocking also went 1-for-3 with an RBI.
Michael Barrett went 2-for-4 with a run scored for the Expos. Right-handed starter Dustin Hermanson (1-1, 3.15 ERA) took the loss after allowing two runs on seven hits over five innings.
Twins reliever Bob Wells pitched the ninth and gave up one walk to earn the save.
Minnesota travels to Dunedin on Saturday to face the Toronto Blue Jays in a 12:05 p.m. (CST) start. Left-hander Eric Milton (2-1, 4.50 ERA) gets the start for the Twins against Blue Jays right-hander Frank Castillo.
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Minnesota 000 11000x -- 281
Hermanson, Telford (6), Strickland (8) and Webster, Schneider (6); Radke, Lincoln (7), Wells (9) and Jensen. W--Radke, 2-1. L--Hermanson, 1-1. Sv--Wells (1).
Brad Radke scattered seven hits over six innings, allowing only one run en route to his second win of the spring. Butch Huskey and Denny Hocking had RBIs for Minnesota.
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