Marlins beat Twins to split day-night doubleheader

10:06 PM, Apr 23, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - Rob Brantly had three hits and a career-high four RBIs and the Miami Marlins' offense broke out of a season-long funk to beat the Minnesota Twins 8-5 on Tuesday night and earn a split in the day-night doubleheader.

Brantly had two doubles and Ricky Nolasco (1-2) allowed two earned runs on six hits in five innings for the Marlins, who won for just the fifth time this season. Miami had a season-high 16 hits, including a double, a single and two RBIs from struggling slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Steve Cishek got his second save.

Joe Mauer had two hits and an RBI for the Twins, who beat the Marlins 4-3 in the opener. Mike Pelfrey (2-2) had another rough outing, giving up five runs on nine hits in 4 2-3 innings, and the Twins lost for the first time in six games.

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