FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Sixteen players contributed to a 20-hit attack and Brad Radke and four relievers combined on a six-hitter Wednesday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 13-0 rout of the Cincinnati Reds in the Grapefruit League opener for both teams.
Minnesota and the Montreal Expos were targeted by Commissioner Bud Selig for contraction, but the Twins are alive and well under rookie manager Ron Gardenhire.
Todd Sears replaced an injured Doug Mientkiewicz and had two hits and three RBI. Bobby Kielty was the only other Twin with two hits and Kurt Abbott added a two-run homer.
Mientkiewicz doubled home a run in the first inning before leaving the game with a bruised knee.
Radke pitched two hitless innings to earn the win. Matt Kinney, J.C. Romero and Brian Meadows each worked two scoreless innings.
Cincinnati starter Elmer Dessens was knocked out in the second inning after allowing five runs and five hits.
Cincinnati's Ken Griffey missed the game with a virus.