Sano hits 3rd home run of spring, but Twins fall 4-1 to Pirates

March 27, 2017

Starting pitcher Phil Hughes gave up two home runs in the first, pitching six innings, as the Minnesota Twins fell 4-1 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Miguel Sano provided the Twins' only run of the day, hauling off on a solo homer in the second inning.

Andrew McCutchen launched a two-run homer, his first of the spring, and Adam Frazier added a solo shot as part of a three-run first for Pittsburgh. Frazier finished with two hits and two RBIs.

Ivan Nova worked four innings for the Pirates, allowing one run with six strikeouts. Nova has a 1.29 spring ERA.

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