Spring training breakdown: Twins 5, Pirates 4
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 7:36 p.m.
Orioles at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.
McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.
Pirates starter: LHP Wandy Rodriguez
Orioles starter: RHP Chris Tillman
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 11⁄3 innings. He gave up three hits (two of them doubles) and walked two.
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