Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Twins 3 Pirates 0

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Twins 3 Pirates 0

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Game data

Starter vs. Twins: Kyle Lobstein ? 4 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K. Starter vs. Rays: Francisco Liriano ? 42?3 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 4 K.

Hitter: David Freese ? 1 for 2, 1 HR.

Of note: Lobstein hadn't allowed a run all spring until his fourth and final inning Saturday. Through the first three innings, though, he was perfect against the Twins' regular lineup, which included Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano, Joe Mauer and Byron Buxton.

Lobstein has a 1.64 ERA in 11 innings across five Grapefruit League appearances.

News of the day

Liriano won't make another start before taking the mound on opening day April 3. Instead, he'll throw two more bullpen sessions.

"Last two starts, just having a little trouble with fastball location," Liriano said. …

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