Pineda sharp in Twins’ 6-5 loss to Pirates
Pineda struck out five while allowing just two hits and one walk in five innings for the Twins.
Astudillo drove in Marwin Gonzalez with a single in the second inning, then drove in C.J. Cron with another single in the fourth.
Buxton also singled in the fourth, driving in Jonathan Schoop.
Schoop pushed the Twins’ lead to 5-0 with a two-run homer in the sixth inning, but Pittsburgh stormed back, scoring three runs in the eighth and two in the ninth to take the lead.