Twins 6, Giants 4
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) _ Jarvis Brown’s sacrifice fly drove in the winning run, and Shane Mack, Kent Hrbek and Chili Davis each hit solo homers Monday in Minnesota’s 6-4 victory over San Francisco in the annual Hall of Fame exhibition game.
The Giants went ahead 4-3 in the top of the sixth on Dave Anderson’s two- run homer after Mike Kingery reached base on an error by Twins’ second baseman Sean Gilbert.
Then in the bottom of the inning, reliever Rod Beck walked the first two batters and threw a wild pitch that scored Scott Leius. After another walk with one out, Brown flied out to center, scoring Randy Bush from third to make it 5-4 Minnesota.
The Twins added another run in the eighth when Bush doubled and scored on an error by shortstop Mike Benjamin.
Mack homered on the first pitch off starter Mike Renlinger, but the Giants took a 2-1 lead in the second on Steve Decker’s two-run single.
Renlinger was again victimized on the first pitch of the second, as Hrbek homered to right center. Davis got another solo homer in the third.
Denny Nagle, who plays with Portland of the Pacific Coast League, got the win, giving up four runs in six innings.
Beck took the loss.
Rob Wassenaar pitched the final three innings to get the save for the Twins.
Renlinger went 5 1-3 innings, walking four and striking out two.
San Francisco infielder Greg Litton played every position in the game, starting the eighth inning on the mound and pitching to two batters. He got Al Newman to fly out before giving up a double to Bush. Litton finished the game in leftfield.
A capacity crowd of more than 9,800 watched the game.
On Sunday, Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry, Ferguson Jenkins and Tony Lazzeri were inducted into the Hall of Famek, along with maverick owner Bill Veeck.