at Bradenton, Fla.
Saturday, April 1 Pirates at the plate: Ryan Doumit put Pittsburgh on the board in the third with his fifth homer of the spring, a solo shot to right field. Jeromy Burnitz also went deep, hitting a solo homer to right-center in the fifth. Twins at the plate: Luis Castillo and Justin Morneau each drove in a run in Minnesota's two-run first inning. Morneau also knocked out an RBI single in the fifth, but Michael Cuddyer's three-run homer to left-center that inning widened the gap for good. Cuddyer, who appears to be successfully recovering from an oblique strain, later hit a double off the left-field wall. Joe Mauer had a good day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with an RBI.
The Pirates' next game will be their season opener against the Brewers on Monday. Oliver Perez will get the start against Milwaukee's Doug Davis in the 2:05 p.m. ET contest at Miller Park.
Kristen Aiken is an editorial producer for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.