Twins 5

(2-3, 1-2 away)

Blue Jays 6

(2-1, 1-1 home)

    1:05 PM ET, March 6, 2005

    Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin, Florida 

    R H E
    MIN - -
    TOR - -

    Toronto 6, Minnesota 5

    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) -- As expected, Johan Santana and Roy Halladay weren't quite up to Cy Young form Sunday.

    In their first starts of spring training, Santana allowed a hit in two innings for Minnesota and Halladay gave up two runs and four hits for the Toronto Blue Jays, who beat the Twins 6-5.

    Santana, the AL's CY Young winner last season, struck out two. He threw 16 of his 26 pitches for strikes.

    "It's my first outing since October and I think it was pretty good," Santana said. "My arm was good and my location was OK, but that is something you have got to work on. That's what spring training is all about."

    Halladay, who won the award in 2003, struck out one and displayed good control, too, throwing 30 pitches -- 21 strikes.

    "I think he was fine even though he gave up a couple of runs," manager John Gibbons said. "He'll go three innings the next time. The plan is to get him up to six or seven by the end of spring."

    John Ford-Griffin singled of Trey Hodges to drive in Gabe Gross with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth.

    Gross also had a solo homer in the seventh for his second hit of the spring, both homers.

    Jesse Carlson got the win despite blowing a save opportunity in the top of the ninth as Minnesota took a 5-4 lead.

    Minnesota's Todd Dunwoody had three hits, including a double and solo homer off Halladay. Jason Tyner added a single and double.

    Vernon Wells had his first two hits of the spring, both doubles for Toronto.

    Sunday's game was the first trip back to Dunedin for Twins outfielder Shannon Stewart.

    "It feels weird," said the former Blue Jay. "I felt weird going to Toronto but it really feels weird here. This is where I spent 12 years of my life growing up and trying to make the organization." ^Notes:@ Twins OF Torii Hunter was a late scratch because of a (minor) sore left shoulder. ... Toronto OF Alex Rios (tendinitis right shoulder) was the DH Sunday after an MRI on Saturday saying, "I'm still a week away from playing in the outfield."... 2B Orlando Hudson left the team after Sunday's game to be with his wife for the birth of their son Orlando Jr. in Darlington, SC. ... C Gregg Zaun left the game in the top of the fifth after being hit by a foul tip off the bat of Brent Abernathy. "He got hit on the right elbow but he will be OK."

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