Bradenton, FL (Sports Network) - Eric Fryer went 2-for-2 with three RBI to
pace a 13-hit attack that carried the Minnesota Twins to a 7-4 victory over
the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field.
Doug Bernier finished 3-for-3 with an RBI double and Daniel Ortiz belted a
two-run homer for Minnesota, which also received a 2-for-3 day at the plate
from Joe Mauer that included an RBI.
Twins starter Vance Worley turned in five solid innings as well, with the
right-hander allowing just two runs while scattering seven hits and striking
out five without a walk.
A.J. Burnett was touched for a pair of runs over three frames in his final
outing before taking the ball for Pittsburgh's season opener against the
Chicago Cubs on Monday.
Pedro Alvarez had a huge performance in defeat for the Pirates, going 4-for-5
with a homer and three RBI. Starling Marte added three hits in the loss.
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