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Schilling sharp in final camp start

Schilling sharp in final camp start

RED SOX 5, TWINS 4
at Fort Myers, Fla.
Wednesday, March 28

Twins at the plate: Luis Castillo and Rondell White were the only Twins to tally hits off Red Sox starter Curt Schilling on Wednesday night. Luis Rodriguez hit a hard double off the left-field wall in the seventh inning to drive in two runs. The double hit the top of the wall and bounced back in the park, just missing a home run. Brock Peterson tripled in two runs in the eighth.

Red Sox at the plate: Manny Ramirez doubled in two runs in the third inning. Julio Lugo and Kevin Youkilis each tallied an RBI single the following inning. Coco Crisp also tallied two doubles in the game.

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Twins on the mound: Johan Santana didn't have his best start in his final outing of the spring. Santana allowed four runs on eight hits in five innings of work, walking two and striking out five. Matt Guerrier pitched one scoreless inning and Dennys Reyes struck out three in his one inning of work.

Red Sox on the mound: Schilling made his final start before pitching Opening Day and delivered a solid performance. Schilling pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out one. J.C. Romero pitched one inning, allowing a hit and striking out one.

Grapefruit League records: Twins 12-16-1; Red Sox 13-12-3.

Up next: The Twins will travel to Sarasota to take on the Reds in a 6:05 p.m. CT contest Thursday. Right-hander Carlos Silva will get the start for Minnesota as he faces off against Reds right-hander Bronson Arroyo. The Red Sox will host the Devil Rays in a 1:05 p.m. ET contest. Right-hander Clay Buchholz will get the start against Tampa Bay right-hander Edwin Jackson.

Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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