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Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates right fielder Jose Tabata rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates manager Clint Hurdle preapares for a game against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates manager Clint Hurdle preapares for a game against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco bats against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco bats against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates left fielder Felix Pie drives in a run against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>  Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates left fielder Felix Pie drives in a run against the Minnesota Twins Monday, Feb. 25, 2013 at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates right fielder Travis Snider drives in a run against the Twins on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates right fielder Travis Snider drives in a run against the Twins on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review - Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco plays in left field against the Twins on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em> Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review</em></div>Pirates prospect Gregory Polanco plays in left field against the Twins on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Hammond Stadium in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 7:36 p.m.
 

Tuesday's game

Orioles at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Webcast: pirates.com

Pirates starter: LHP Wandy Rodriguez

Orioles starter: RHP Chris Tillman

Monday's result

Twins 5, Pirates 4

Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Fla.

Twins starter: Vance Worley 2 IP, 2 H, 1 SO

Pirates starter: Kyle McPherson 2 IP, 1 H

Boom: Jose Tabata got his first hit, a solo homer to left that tied the game at 4 in the seventh inning. Tabata did not play in the Grapefruit League opener, and he has come off the bench in the past two games.

The decider: Left-hander Kris Johnson gave up the tiebreaking run in the eighth. Chris Colabello's two-out double scored Brandon Boggs from first base.

Stock up: Jordy Mercer batted in the 2 spot and had two hits, both of which moved a baserunner from first to third and led to runs.

Stock down: RHP Jeanmar Gomez was torched for four runs in 1 13 innings. He gave up three hits (two of them doubles) and walked two.

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