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Associated Press, Published March 15 2012

Pirates score 10 runs in 1st inning, batter Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Garrett Jones homered and drove in four runs and the Pittsburgh Pirates scored 10 times in the first inning Thursday to batter the Minnesota Twins 17-6.

Jones and Alex Presley each homered, doubled and singled. The Pirates finished with 19 hits, 10 for extra bases.

Twins starter Terry Doyle, who split last year between Double-A and Class A, allowed eight runs and seven hits while getting only two outs.

Minnesota outfielder Denard Span had two hits, scored twice, drove in a run and stole a base. He kept up his strong play this spring after missing much of last year with concussion and migraine symptoms.

Pittsburgh Minnesota

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Presley lf 4 3 3 2 Span cf 3 2 1 1

Boggs ph-lf 2 0 1 1 Benson cf 1 0 0 0

Tabata rf 3 2 1 1 Carroll ss 3 0 0 0

G.Hrnndz rf 2 0 0 0 Dozr pr-ss 1 0 0 0

McCtchn cf 2 3 1 1 Mauer c 3 0 1 2

S.Marte cf 2 0 0 0 Butera c 1 0 1 1

G.Jones dh 4 1 3 4 Herrmnn c 1 0 0 0

Evans ph-dh 2 0 0 0 Valncia 3b 3 0 1 1

McGehee 3b 4 0 2 2 Chang 3b 1 0 0 0

J.Mercer ss 2 0 0 0 Plouffe lf 2 0 1 0

Nvrro 2b-3b 4 1 1 1 Dklmn pr-lf 2 1 1 0

Fridy ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Bates 1b 3 0 1 0

M.Hague 1b 4 2 3 1 Hollimon 1b 2 0 0 0

Clement 1b 0 1 0 0 L.Hghs dh 2 0 2 1

Hrrisn ss-2b 4 1 2 1 Crsn ph-dh 2 0 0 0

Cghm ph-3b 1 1 1 0 W.Rmirez rf 3 1 0 0

Fryer c 3 1 0 0 Tosoni rf 1 0 0 0

Fox c 1 1 1 2 A.Casilla 2b 2 1 1 0

Flrimn pr-2b 1 1 1 0

Totals 45 17 19 16 Totals 37 6 11 6

Pittsburgh (10)01 120 030– 17

Minnesota 130 011 000– 6

E–J.Harrison (1), R.Chang (1), Bates (1), B.Dozier (1). DP–Pittsburgh 1, Minnesota 1. LOB–Pittsburgh 6, Minnesota 10. 2B–Presley (1), Tabata (3), A.McCutchen (4), G.Jones (2), McGehee (3), J.Harrison (4), Fox (1), Butera (1), Plouffe (1), Bates (1), L.Hughes (1). HR–Presley (1), G.Jones (2), M.Hague (2). SB–Span (3), A.Casilla (3). CS–McGehee (1).

IP H R ER BB SO

Pittsburgh

J.Reyes W,2-1 2Zc 5 4 3 3 0

D.McCutchen Xc 0 0 0 0 1

J.Cruz 2 2 1 1 0 1

Leroux 2 2 1 1 2 3

D.Cabrera 1 1 0 0 1 0

Slaten 1 1 0 0 0 1

Minnesota

T.Doyle L,0-1 Xc 7 8 8 1 1

Swarzak 2Zc 5 3 3 1 1

Dumatrait 2 3 3 3 1 1

Perkins 1 1 0 0 0 2

Capps 1 0 0 0 0 0

B.Wise 1 3 3 3 1 0

Perdomo 1 0 0 0 0 2

HBP–by T.Doyle (Fryer).

A–7,935 (8,100).