Joe Benson

Twins Rout Tigers 7-3
The Twins defeated the Tigers 7-3 in Lakeland, Florida Wednesday afternoon. Luke Hughes was 2-3 with a 3-run homerun, Joe Benson had 2 hits, a homerun and 2 RBIs and Chris Parmalee was 2-5 with 2 runs scored and 1 RBI. Liam Hendriks threw 4 innings with 2 earned runs allowed to get the win for Mi…
Twins Beat Yankees 5-1; Play Tampa Bay
The Twins defeated the New York Yankees 5-1 in exhibition play in Florida Sunday afternoon. Joe Benson and Danny Valencia each hit solo homeruns and Mike Hollimon hit a 3-run homerun for Minnesota. Nick Blackburn threw 3 shutout innings with 3 hits allowed and 1 strikeout.
Twins Lose To White Sox; Recall Benson And Parmelee
The Twins lost their 5th straight game Tuesday night 3-0 to the Chicago White Sox. Rookie Liam Hendriks from Perth, Australia allowed 4 hits and 3 earned runs in 7 innings to take the loss in his major league debut. Jake Peavy allowed 4 hits and no runs in 6 1/3 innings to get the win for Chicago.…
Twins Win Exhibition Opener
The Twins won their exhibition opener in Fort Myers, Florida 8-4 over the Boston Red Sox Sunday night. Joe Benson tripled in 3 and Tsuyoshi Nishioka added an RBI single for the Twins. Non-roster invitee Jeff Bailey added a solo homerun for the Twins and Carl Pavano threw 2 shutout inning to begin …