Minnesota Twins Game Recap: Tie Against Pirates

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Oct 3, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tommy Milone (33) pitches to the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Royals win 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 3, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Tommy Milone (33) pitches to the Kansas City Royals at Target Field. The Royals win 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports /
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The Minnesota Twins tied the Pirates in Grapefruit league action today

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The Minnesota Twins and the Pittsburgh Pirates could not determine a winner over 9 innings this afternoon in Bradenton, Florida. The two teams remained locked at twos when the ninth was completed. In Spring Training games, teams don’t bother to play extra innings if the score is tied. The Twins’ Grapefruit league record will remain at 1-1. It’s almost as if today’s game never happened… (spooky)

Tommy Milone got the start for the Twins. He went the expected 2 innings and allowed 4 hits, 1 earned run, walked none and struck out 3. Ryan Pressly, Fernando Abad, Brandon Kintzler, Alex Meyer, Pat Dean and Ryan O’Rourke put up zeroes behind him. Mason Melotakis allowed a run in his inning.

The Pirates got on the board early with a run in the first. Pittsburgh’s pitching was also sharp today as they allowed just one run in the 4th inning before giving up the go ahead run in the 9th.

The Pirates responded with a run of their own in the bottom of the 9th to force the tie and hand Melotakis a blown save.

2. Final. 2. 4. 2

C-. The Twins had nine hits but were only able to plate two of those runners. The team hit into 3 double plays on the afternoon and had 0 walks. No real standout offensive performances. <strong><a href=. . Wilfredo Tovar. OFFENSE

. Ryan O'Rourke. PITCHING . B. The Twins allowed just two runs and stuck out 6, but weren’t able to hold the lead in the 9th. They also allowed a dangerous number of baserunners: 12 hits and 5 walks. We’ll give special mention to O’Rourke for striking out two, walking one and allowing no runs in his inning of work

John Hicks. DEFENSE . B. <strong><a href=.

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The Twins will play tomorrow at 12:05 CT against the Orioles at CenturyLink Sports Complex. Fox Sports North will televise the game. Ervin Santana will get the start.

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