FORT MYERS, Fla. — Twins starter Tyler Mahle gave up home runs to Jordan Westburg, Daz Cameron and Colton Cowser to lead off the third inning Friday as the Orioles won a Grapefruit League game 5-3 at Hammond Stadium.
Kyle Farmer hit two home runs for the Twins; Farmer and Michael A. Taylor had back-to-back homers in the second, and Farmer connected again in the seventh to raise his spring average to .381.
Mahle pitched 32⁄3 innings and gave up six hits and four runs, walking two and striking out three.
"I gave up back-to-back to back home runs but I felt good," Mahle said. "So, whatever."
The Twins (8-10) play the Pirates in Bradenton on Saturday.
The Mets claimed Twins reliever Dennis Santana off waivers.
Santana, 26, has pitched for the Dodgers and Rangers in his five-year career, posting a 5.12 ERA in 139 innings. His fastball averaged 96.8 mph last season in Texas and reached 98 mph several times. He was credited with 20 holds, more than any Ranger.