A.J. Burnett prepared for his opening-day start by allowing two runs and two hits in 4 2-3 innings Saturday in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
James McDonald pitched his first career complete game, Garrett Jones hit one of Pittsburgh’s three home runs and the Pirates won for the fourth time in five games, 9-1 over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.
Justin Morneau continued his surge since moving to designated hitter, going 2 for 4 with a double Saturday to help the Minnesota Twin rough up Kevin Correia and a Pittsburgh Pirates split squad in a 15-3 win.
Andrew McCutchen was more than glad to share Thursday. McCutchen doubled and scored three times, and the Pittsburgh Pirates used 10-run barrage in the first inning to batter the Minnesota Twins 17-6.
Even though he had an abbreviated spring training while working his way back from a concussion, Minnesota Twins slugger Justin Morneau thinks he will be ready to go on Opening Day in Toronto.
Joe Mauer had two hits and an RBI to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 on Monday.
Carl Pavano threw four sharp innings in the Minnesota Twins’ 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh on Tuesday.
With a rotation spot secured, Brian Duensing tossed two scoreless innings Wednesday to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 4-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Photos from the Astros 6-3 win over the Pirates.