Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-4 with a two-run
home run on Tuesday as the Pittsburgh Pirates took down the Minnesota Twins,
7-2, in the opener of a three-game interleague series at PNC Park.
Josh Harrison crushed a solo home run among his three hits and scored three
times, while Clint Barmes added three hits, including an RBI double for the
Pirates, winners in three consecutive games. Pedro Alvarez contributed two
hits for the victors.
Kevin Correia (3-6) tossed 5 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the victory. He
scattered four hits to go with a walk and two strikeouts. Juan Cruz allowed
two runs in the seventh, but Chris Resop closed it out with two scoreless
innings in relief.
Denard Span accounted for the only runs of the night with a two-run homer for
the Twins, who have dropped five of their last six games. Trevor Plouffe added
two hits in the loss.
Scott Diamond (5-3) yielded four runs on eight hits with a strikeout and two
walks in defeat.
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