The Minnesota Twins drop a close, low scoring affair to the Pirates
The Minnesota Twins have fallen to .500 on the spring with a tight, low scoring loss to the Pirates this afternoon. The Twins are now 9-9. The final score this afternoon was 2-0 for the Pirates.
Kyle Gibson started for the Twins and went 4.1 innings allowing 3 hits, 2 walks, no earned runs (one unearned) and struck out 2.
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Taylor Rogers followed Gibson with 1.2 innings of scoreless relief. Glen Perkins pitched a clean 7th inning with two strikeouts and Casey Fien had a 1-2-3 8th inning. Trevor May had trouble in the 9th allowing 3 hits, a walk and a run. Ryan O’Rourke was called on to get the final out of the 9th.
On the offensive side of things, the Twins had runners on 2nd and 3rd with nobody out in the first inning but failed to capitalize. In the 3rd inning the Twins had runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out but again couldn’t bring anyone home. In the 4th, Eduardo Escobar tripled with one out and was left stranded.
3 excellent opportunities to score but they just couldn’t cash them in.
The Twins will face the Baltimore Orioles tomorrow afternoon at CenturyLink Sports Complex. First pitch is at 12:05 CST. Logan Darnell will get the start for a split squad Twins roster. The game will be broadcast on FSN