Jose Veras

Twins look sharp; O's, not so much

The Minnesota Twins brought out their best Thursday night, fielding an exhibition lineup that very likely will be the same on Opening Day.

They certainly played their best, hammering starter Kevin Millwood on the way to a rain-shortened 8-3 victory over the Orioles at Hammond Stadium.

Michael Cuddyer led off the second inning with a home run, and the Twins batted around to score four times in the second inning and spoil Millwood's second Grapefruit League start in an Orioles uniform.

Nevertheless, Millwood said he felt pretty good and considered his performance a step in the right direction after he gave up six runs on seven hits and got just two outs in his Orioles...