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Associated Press, Published March 09 2013

Twins edge Pirates, Burnett in support of De Vries

BRADENTON, Fla. – 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.

Cole De Vries made his second start and fourth appearance of spring training for Minnesota and gave up one run – not earned – and one hit in three innings.

Minnesota Pittsburgh

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Mstrianni rf 3 0 2 1 Presley lf 3 1 1 0

D.Rhlfng 1b 2 0 0 0 Pie lf 1 0 0 0

Carroll 2b 2 0 0 0 Snider rf 3 0 1 0

D.Sntna ss 0 0 0 0 Hawpe rf 2 0 1 2

Benson cf 3 0 0 0 McCtchn cf 3 0 0 0

Thomas cf 2 0 1 1 Ford cf 2 0 0 0

W.Rmirez lf 4 0 0 1 C.Rbsn 1b 2 0 0 1

Boggs dh 5 1 1 0 M.Curry 1b 1 0 1 0

Dnkmn 1b-rf 4 0 0 0 R.Mrtin dh 3 0 1 0

J.Pinto c 3 0 0 1 Snds ph-dh 1 0 0 0

Ecbr ss-2b 3 3 2 0 Gedert 3b 2 0 0 0

Olmedo 3b 3 0 2 1 Hague 3b 1 0 0 0

M.Sblwski 3b 1 1 1 0 T.Snchz c 3 0 0 0

May c 1 1 1 0

De Jsus ss 3 1 1 1

Mercer ss 0 1 0 0

J.Hrrisn 2b 2 0 0 0

D.Maggi 2b 1 0 0 0

Totals 35 5 9 5 Totals 34 4 7 4

Minnesota 000 020 102— 5

Pittsburgh 100 010 002— 4

E—Benson (1), Mercer (1), M.Curry (1). LOB—Minnesota 9, Pittsburgh 8. 2B—Boggs (1), E.Escobar (1), Snider (3), R.Martin (2). HR—De Jesus (1). SB—Mastroianni (2), Olmedo (1), A.McCutchen (1). SF—J.Pinto, C.Robinson.

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

De Vries 3 1 1 0 1 1

Fien 2 3 1 1 0 1

Meyer W,1-0 3 1 0 0 0 3

Slama Xc 2 2 2 2 0

Vasquez S,1-1 Zc 0 0 0 0 0

Pittsburgh

A.J.Burnett 4Xc 2 2 2 2 3

J.Hughes 1Zc 2 0 0 1 2

Mazzaro L,0-1 2 2 1 1 0 0

A.Oliver 1 3 2 2 2 1

HBP—by Meyer (J.Harrison). WP—A.Oliver 2.

T—3:08. A—5,877 (6,562).