Pirates take 1st game from Twins 20 Jun 12

Andrew McCutchen belted a two-run homer and Josh Harrison added a solo shot as the Pirates pounded the Twins, 7-2. Clint Barmes doubled in a run as part of a three-hit game for the Bucs, who have won three in-a-row after a four-game losing streak. Harrison and McCutchen also had three hits apiece. Kevin Correia tossed five-and-a-third innings of scoreless ball to improve to 3-and-6. Denard Span’s two-run homer in the seventh was all the offense for the Twins, who have dropped five-of-six. Scott Diamond allowed four runs on eight hits in five-and-a-third frames as he fell to 5-and-3. Francisco Liriano gets the nod opposite Erik Bedard in tonight’s second installment. Coverage begins at 5:35pm on 860 AM KNUJ and SAM 107.3.