Twins on the mound:
Ramon Ortiz was impressive in his second start of the spring, pitching three scoreless innings with one strikeout as he retired all nine batters that he faced. Lefty Glen Perkins, a candidate for a spot in the rotation, lasted two innings as he gave up one run on five hits while striking out two. Left-handed reliever Randy Choate struggled as he allowed four runs on three hits in one inning.
Dodgers on the mound:
Jason Schmidt started for L.A. and allowed just one run on two hits during his two innings. He walked one and struck out three. Left-hander Mark Hendrickson, a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, pitched two innings and allowed one run on three hits with three strikeouts.
Grapefruit League records:
Twins 1-5-1; Dodgers 4-3.
The Dodgers will head back to Vero Beach, where they will play host to the Cardinals in a 10:05 a.m. PT start. Right-hander Brad Penny will take to the mound for L.A. The Twins will host the Pirates in a 10:05 contest at Hammond Stadium. Right-hander Boof Bonser will make his second start of the spring.
Kelly Thesier is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.