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Spring training breakdown: Twins 6, Pirates 4

| Monday, March 28, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday's game

at Yankees

1:05 p.m.

Steinbrenner Field, Tampa, Fla.

Pirates starter: LHP Steven Brault

Yankees starter: LHP CC Sabathia

Monday's result

Twins 6, Pirates 4

Boom: OF Matt Joyce swatted a solo homer in the first inning. It was Joyce's third home run in a span of 13 at-bats.

Morse code: Michael Morse played for the first time since tweaking his hamstring Thursday. As the designated hitter, Morse went 2 for 3, including a double.

Strong arm: C Chris Stewart made a perfect throw and caught Byton Buxton trying to steal second base in the first inning.

Safe!: John Jaso walked with two outs in the third, and Joyce followed with a double to center. Jaso swerved around C John Ryan Murphy and appeared to miss the plate but was ruled safe. Twins manager Paul Molitor grumbled a bit at umpire Roberto Moreno.

Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at rbiertempfel@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

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