Cruz Homers Twice and Twins Beat White Sox 14-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Jake Cave hit a grand slam, Nelson Cruz homered twice and Kenta Maeda was strong in his debut with his new team, helping the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 14-2.
Cruz added two doubles and drove in seven runs for the reigning AL Central champion Twins, who won two of three.
Maeda (1-0), a Japanese right-hander who was traded in February from the Los Angeles Dodgers, allowed two runs and struck out six in five innings.
Chicago's highly touted rookie Luis Robert hit his first career home run and right-hander Reynaldo López (0-1) and left fielder Eloy Jiménez exited early with injuries for the White Sox.
The Twins have an off day Monday before Tuesday night's home opener against the St. Louis Cardinals at an empty Target Field in Minneapolis.
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