(photo by John Lembo) Erik Bedard threw three scoreless innings and Casey McGehee and Chase d'Arnaud each drove in a run, but the Pirates lost 4-2 to the Minnesota Twins in front of 5,426 fans Saturday at McKechnie Field.
The Pirates (3-5) outhit the Twins 11-6.
Danny Valencia had a three-run home run for Minnesota in the top of the sixth.
STAR OF THE GAME: McGehee went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and a run scored to run his average up to .364 this spring. The Pirates aquired the corner infielder from the Milwaukee Brewers during an offseason trade.
PROSPECT OF THE GAME: Elevys Gonzalez, who hit .322 in 126 games last year with the Bradenton Marauders, doubled in his one at-bat Saturday. Gonzalez, 22, is a .298 hitter in 285 professional games.
QUOTE OF THE DAY: "If you can't laugh at yourself, then you've got problems." - Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett on the doctored online photos of him serving as the team's new logo. Burnett returned to Bradenton on Saturday a little more than a week after undergoing surgery to fix a fractured bone around his right eye.
UP NEXT: The Pirates head to Port Charlotte to face the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. today. Kevin Correia is expected to pitch for the Pirates, while the Rays will counter with Jeff Niemann.