- The Washington Times - Monday, March 30, 2009

FORT MYERS, FLA. (AP) - Glen Perkins pitched six shutout innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 on Monday.

Perkins allowed four hits, struck out four and walked one. Justin Morneau and Alexi Casilla each had two hits for Minnesota.

Tampa Bay’s Matt Garza gave up three runs and eight hits in six innings against his former team. He struck out five and walked one.

The Twins traded Garza and shortstop Jason Bartlett to the Rays for infielder Brendan Harris and outfielders Delmon Young and Jason Pridie before last season. Garza went 11-9 with a 3.70 ERA for Tampa Bay and was the MVP of the AL championship series.

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