Twins top Orioles

3:48 PM, Apr 7, 2013   |    comments
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Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Aaron Hicks drove in the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Minnesota Twins edged the Baltimore Orioles, 4-3, on Sunday in the best of three game series rubber match.

Justin Morneau hit a double that plated two runs and Chris Parmelee added a sacrifice fly for the Twins, who saw starter Pedro Hernandez, making just his second career start, give up three runs on four hits and walk three over five innings.

Reliever Anthony Swarzak (1-0) tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless ball to pick up his first victory of the season.

J.J. Hardy hit a two-run homer and Nick Markakis had two hits and one RBI for Baltimore, which scored all three runs in the second inning. Starter Jason Hammel (1-1) was tagged for four runs on four hits over 6 2/3 innings while striking out three batters in his second start of the season.

Hammel gave up three runs on three hits while lasting six innings in Baltimore's 7-4 win at Tampa Bay on Tuesday.

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