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Associated Press, Published March 10 2013

Home runs propel Pirates over Minnesota Twins

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Andrew McCutchen, Gaby Sanchez and Tony Sanchez hit home runs, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 7-4 Sunday.

Jonathan Sanchez, in his first spring training start and fourth appearance, gave up two runs and two hits in two innings. Sanchez has an 11.81 ERA in 5 Zc innings during the exhibition season.

Minnesota’s Liam Hendricks, making his fourth spring training start, allowed four runs and three hits in three innings.

Josh Willingham homered in the first for the Twins.

Pittsburgh Minnesota

ab r h bi ab r h bi

S.Marte lf 3 0 0 0 A.Hicks cf 2 1 1 1

T.Lewis lf 1 0 0 0 Thomas cf 2 0 0 0

Snider rf 3 0 0 0 E.Ecbr 3b 3 0 1 0

A.Lambo rf 2 1 1 2 M.Sblski 3b 2 0 0 0

A.MCuthn cf 3 1 1 2 Wlighm dh 2 1 1 1

Rjas Jr. cf 2 0 1 0 Bnsn pr-dh 1 0 0 0

G.Snchz 1b 3 1 1 1 Doumit c 3 0 0 0

Larish 1b 2 0 1 1 D.Lhann c 0 0 0 0

Inge 3b 3 0 0 0 K.Kndsn c 0 0 0 0

Goedert 3b 2 0 0 0 Arcia rf 3 0 0 0

C.Rbinsn dh 3 0 1 0 Dnklmn rf 1 0 0 0

Plnco ph-dh 1 0 0 0 Mstrianni lf 2 1 0 0

De Jsus 2b 4 0 1 0 Clment 1b 3 0 0 0

T.Snchez c 2 1 1 1 D.Rhlfng 1b 1 0 1 0

A.Vsqez pr 0 1 0 0 Dozier 2b 4 1 2 1

C.Paulino c 1 0 0 0 Flrimon ss 3 0 0 0

Mercer ss 1 2 1 0 J.Brsfrd ss 1 0 0 0

Totals 36 7 9 7 Totals 33 4 6 3

Pittsburgh (ss) 013 000 300— 7

Minnesota 110 020 000— 4

E—Al.Burnett (1), Dozier (1). LOB—Pittsburgh 8, Minnesota 7. 2B—Dozier (3). HR—A.McCutchen (1), G.Sanchez (3), T.Sanchez (1), Willingham (2). SB—Mastroianni (3). S—S.Marte, Mercer.

IP H R ER BB SO

Pittsburgh

J.Sanchez 2 2 2 2 1 1

S.Pimentel BS,1-1 2Xc 3 2 1 2 1

R.Colon W,1-0 1Zc 0 0 0 0 2

Zagurski 1 0 0 0 0 2

B.Brown 1 1 0 0 1 1

V.Black S,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 1

Minnesota

Hendriks 3 3 4 4 1 2

P.Hernandez 3 2 0 0 0 4

Al.Burnett L,0-1 1 3 3 2 2 0

Burton 1 1 0 0 0 1

Ti.Wood 1 0 0 0 0 1

HBP—by B.Brown (D.Lehmann), by P.Hernandez (Mercer). WP—B.Brown. PB—T.Sanchez.

T—2:54. A—7,364 (8,100).