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Bullpen, led by Mejia, effective vs. Marlins

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JUPITER, Fla. -- While Twins starter Tyler Duffey turned in a solid three innings of work, it was an equally impressive effort by the bullpen that sealed an 8-2 win over the Marlins Friday at Roger Dean Stadium.

"It was a good pitching day," said Twins manager Paul Molitor.

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JUPITER, Fla. -- While Twins starter Tyler Duffey turned in a solid three innings of work, it was an equally impressive effort by the bullpen that sealed an 8-2 win over the Marlins Friday at Roger Dean Stadium.

"It was a good pitching day," said Twins manager Paul Molitor.

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Three relievers combined for six innings of work, allowing just one run on four hits, striking out four and walking three.

Adalberto Mejia, the Twins' No. 8 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, was first in relief and was stretched out to three innings of two-hit ball.

"Mejia has been going about his business," Molitor noted. "We had such a short look at him. I kind of wanted to see what he was all about. You just get the feel that he kind of knows what he wants to do with the ball. He's got a couple of fastballs that he uses."

Mejia worked effectively, needing just 37 pitches to complete his three-inning stint.

"He's a strike thrower," Molitor said. "It was crisp today. He throws it over and he throws any pitch on any count. He's had a nice run here in camp. And he's left-handed."

Justin Haley went two innings, yielding just one hit and worked out of a bases-loaded situation.

"As he got down to the end of his pitch-count there, I let him have one more hitter because he had three runners out there, and he took care of that," Molitor said.

J.T. Chargois closed it out although he did give up a home run, the only hit he allowed.

Injury updates

• LHP Glen Perkins continues to report no discomfort from throwing. He is progressing well.

• LHP Mason Melotakis reported feeling fine after throwing live BP. He is still listed as day to day

• LHP Stephen Gonsalves is yet to resume a throwing program as he continues to receive treatment for soreness in the posterior of his left shoulder.

Glenn Sattell is a contributor to MLB.com.

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