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Twins prospects throw combined no-hitter

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A pair of Twins farmhands tossed a combined no-hitter on Tuesday, as Edwar Colina worked the first six innings before turning the ball over to Jovani Moran for the final three frames in Class A Cedar Rapids' 10-0 win against South Bend.

Colina, 20, was sharp for the third time in as many starts this season as he paced the Kernels to their first no-hitter since April 7, 2013. The Venezuela native recorded more walks (five) than strikeouts (two), but also induced 13 ground-ball outs -- including a pair of double plays -- in the performance, while throwing 54 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Colina in the process lowered his season ERA to 0.60, and he's now allowed just seven hits in 15 innings to begin his first full-season campaign.

A pair of Twins farmhands tossed a combined no-hitter on Tuesday, as Edwar Colina worked the first six innings before turning the ball over to Jovani Moran for the final three frames in Class A Cedar Rapids' 10-0 win against South Bend.

Colina, 20, was sharp for the third time in as many starts this season as he paced the Kernels to their first no-hitter since April 7, 2013. The Venezuela native recorded more walks (five) than strikeouts (two), but also induced 13 ground-ball outs -- including a pair of double plays -- in the performance, while throwing 54 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Colina in the process lowered his season ERA to 0.60, and he's now allowed just seven hits in 15 innings to begin his first full-season campaign.

Twins Top 30 ProspectsHow Twins prospects fared on Tuesday

Moran, meanwhile, cruised through the final three innings to notch his first save of the season and secure the no-no for Cedar Rapids. Throwing 25 of his 41 pitches for strikes, the 21-year-old lefty struck out one and offset his lone walk with a ground-ball double play, one of five groundouts he recorded in the season-high outing.

The two hurlers received plenty of support from the Kernels' offense, which, as a whole, tallied 16 hits in the rout.

Twins top prospect Royce Lewis (No. 20 overall) and leadoff man Akil Baddoo (Twins' No. 11) combined for six hits and four runs from the top two spots in the lineup. Baddoo connected on his second home run this season and scored three runs as part of a 3-for-5 performance that improved his average from .196 to .230. Lewis, the No. 1 overall pick in last year's Draft, posted his second three-hit effort in four games, finishing 3-for-5. The 18-year-old shortstop is hitting .339 through 15 games.

Alex Kirilloff (No. 6) also collected multiple hits including his sixth double in 18 games. He finished the game 2-for-5 at the plate, tallying one run scored and one RBI in the victory.

Mike Rosenbaum is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @GoldenSombrero.

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