TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Spring training breakdown: Twins 2, Pirates 1

Pirates/MLB Videos

Sunday's game

Yankees at Pirates, 1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Radio: KDKA-FM (93.7)

Yankees starter: RHP Ivan Nova

Pirates starter: RHP Phil Irwin

Saturday, March 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m.
 

Saturday's result

Twins 2, Pirates 1

Twins starter: RHP Cole De Vries 3 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO, 1 WP

Pirates starter: RHP Gerrit Cole 4 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 4 SO, 1 WP

The decider: LHP Kris Johnson gave up the game-winning run in the eighth. Brandon Bogg's single scored Wilkin Ramirez, who had led off with a walk.

Electric stuff: LHP Justin Wilson had a dynamite curveball and struck out five while tossing three scoreless innings.

Flashing leather: 1B Brandon Inge made a fine diving stab, then outran Ray Olmedo to the bag for an out. Inge has never played 1B in a major league game.

Near miss: A towering pop-up by the Twins' Joe Benson nearly smacked a low-flying bird. The ball landed in foul territory and the bird flew on, apparently unaware of how close it came to being grounded.

Stock up: LF Alex Presley doubled in each of his first two at-bats, boosting his average to .294. He also scored a run and drew two walks.

Stock down: Twins DH Ryan Doumit struck out in both of his at-bats against Cole and stranded three baserunners.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates star McCutchen marries in private ceremony
  2. Pirates enter Plan B with Martin off market
  3. Pirates cut ties with Davis, clearing path for Alvarez to play first base
  4. Pirates trade Davis to A’s for international signing bonus money
  5. Pirates ready to protect top pitching prospects from Rule 5 draft
  6. Rossi: Pirates don’t need Alvarez at first base
  7. Scouts: Acquiring Cervelli from Yankees cost Pirates promising reliever
  8. Pirates notebook: Team offered catcher Martin 4-year contract
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.