Twins prevail 6-5 over McCutchen, Pirates

Twins starter Vance Worley, talking to catcher Kurt Suzuki, pitched 1 2/3 innings in Friday's 6-5 win over the Pirates, facing 12 batters but recording only four outs. Worley allowed five hits.

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

McCutchen went 3 for 3, scored twice and drove in two runs. The reigning NL MVP is 8 for 11 in four games this spring.

"No big deal," he said. "They don’t count in the spring."

McCutchen’s two-run homer was part of a five-run barrage against Minnesota starter Vance Worley in 1 2/3 innings.

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In the first inning, the Pirates sent nine batters to the plate and scored three times. McCutchen doubled and scored on Travis Snider’s two-run single.

Worley was replaced by Kris Johnson after serving up McCutchen’s homer in the second. Worley faced 12 batters, but recorded only four outs. The right-hander allowed five hits.

Pirates left-hander Wandy Rodriguez pitched two scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and struck out two.