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Hicks again impressive in victory over Phillies


FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Twins manager Ron Gardenhire liked what he saw from the offense in Minnesota's 12-5 win over the Phillies on Wednesday at Hammond Stadium.

The Twins racked up 17 hits to pick up their third straight Grapefruit League win. Prospect Aaron Hicks, who is battling for the center-field job, had another impressive game, going 2-for-3 with two RBIs.

"Hicksie is doing well," Gardenhire said. "He's going deep into at-bats and getting good counts and finishing them off with big hits."

But Hicks was far from the only one who had a good game at the plate, as Ryan Doumit hit a three-run homer, Josh Willingham had three hits and Mark Sobolewski and Wilkin Ramirez had two hits off the bench.

"We had a lot of good at-bats out there," Gardenhire said. "Drew Butera had a nice at-bat and Willingham had a nice day driving the ball around. So it's kinda up and down the lineup when you score that many runs."

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