Pirates 4, Twins 1
Pirates record: 19-9
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Key inning: The Pirates needed just three hitters to provide three runs in the first inning. Adam Frazier led off with a solo home run, and Andrew McCutchen delivered an opposite-field two-run homer to cap the opening frame’s scoring.
Pirates’ big bat: Frazier went 2 for 4 with two RBIs, and Jacob Stallings (2 for 3, run) also collected two hits.
Pirates’ starter watch: Ivan Nova allowed one run and three hits, while striking out six batters in four innings.
What Ivan Nova said: “I had the option to go four or five, but maybe six with how it goes in the game. But the 95 pitches I threw last time in the minor league game, I got kind of tired a little bit. Not because of the amount of pitches, but because of finishing early ... I felt good (Monday).”
What Clint Hurdle said: “Those (two-hour games) are always fun. Those beat the 3 1/2 hour to four-hour spring training games.”
Roster moves: Austin Meadows was reassigned to minor league camp.
Who: Red Sox (14-13-2) at Pirates (19-9-1)
Where: LECOM Park
When: 6:05 p.m.
Starting pitchers: Drew Hutchison will start for Pittsburgh against Boston Steven Wright. So far this spring, Hutchison is 0-2 with a 7.41 ERA in five games. He has struck out 15 in 17 innings.
Expected Pirates pitchers: Tony Watson, Daniel Hudson and Antonio Bastardo are slated to pitch for the Bucs.
On days there is no home game, the ticket office at LECOM Park is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekdays) and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturdays). The ticket office is closed on Sundays.
On days there is a Pirates spring training home game, the ticket office is open from 9 a.m. until 30 minutes after the final out.
Infield box/infield reserve: $28
Baseline box: $24
Left field bleachers: $17
Note: Add $3 to the listed price if ticket purchase is on the day of the game.