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Spring training breakdown: Twins 7, Pirates 4

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thursday's game

Pirates at Yankees, 1:05 p.m.

Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla.

Yankees starter: RHP Hiroki Kuroda

Pirates starter: LHP Jeff Locke

Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7:39 p.m.
 

WEDNESDAY'S RESULT

Twins 7, Pirates 4

Twins starter: RHP Vance Worley — 5 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 5 SO, 1 WP

Pirates starter: RHP A.J. Burnett — 3 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 SO, 1 HB, 1 WP

New role: RHP Jeanmar Gomez, the newly anointed long man in the bullpen, tossed 323 innings after replacing Burnett and took the loss. Gomez has started 38 of his 42 games in the majors.

Gotcha: Catcher Russell Martin twice threw out Doug Bernier trying to steal second base.

Can't get ya: Byron Buxton swiped two bags against Martin.

Stock up: Alvarez got hits in his first three at-bats, including a towering solo home run to right field off Worley. His single in the ninth gave him three RBI.

Stock down: Alvarez grounded into a double play in his fourth at-bat. In the eighth inning, his throwing error led to two unearned runs.

 

 

 
 


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