Young hits 1st spring HR as Mets and Twins tie

JON SANTUCCI (Associated Press)
The Associated Press

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Young hit his first home run this spring and also singled as a split squad of New York Mets tied the Minnesota Twins 3-all Saturday.

The game was stopped after nine innings.

Mets starter Dillon Gee threw three scoreless innings, allowing five hits and striking out three. He gave up a pair of singles in each of the first two innings, but escaped both times.

Twins starter Scott Diamond gave up two runs on three hits and three walks in 3 2-3 innings. He struck out six.

Daniel Murphy and Josh Satin also drove in runs for the Mets.

Eduardo Escobar hit a two-run single in a three-run eighth for the Twins.

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