Twins Lose to Pittsburgh in Rain Shortened Game
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.
The game was called in the top of the eighth inning.
Both Pirates homers came off Trevor May, who was making his final bid to open the season in the big league rotation. May was lifted after 4 2-3 innings, having allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk.
Left-hander Tommy Milone appears to have the upper hand in that three-way competition with May and veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey.
Brian Dozier singled, tripled and made a leaping catch of a line drive behind second base for the Twins.