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Spring training breakdown: Twins 6, Pirates 5

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SATURDAY'S GAME

at Rays

1: 05 p.m.

Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, Fla.

Online: pirates.com

Rays starter: LHP Matt Moore

Pirates starter: LHP Francisco Liriano

Friday, March 7, 2014, 6:15 p.m.
 

Everybody hits: The Pirates sent nine batters to the plate and twice loaded the bases in the first inning against RHP Vance Worley. Travis Snider hit a two-run single and Andrew Lambo drove in a run with an infield single.

The bomb: Taking advantage of a stiff breeze, Andrew McCutchen launched a long, two-run homer that landed on the boardwalk beyond right field.

Putting up zeros: Jeanmar Gomez tossed three scoreless innings. He's given up two hits and no runs with three strikeouts in six innings this spring.

Stock up: McCutchen was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle. In four games this spring, he's 8 for 11 with one walk. “No big deal,” McCutchen said. “They don't count in the spring.”

Stock down: Reliever Jared Hughes couldn't hold a 5-3 lead in the seventh inning. He gave up two runs on four hits and hit one batter.

 

 

 
 


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