James McDonald, Pittsburgh
The righthander held the Twins to one run while throwing the first complete game of his career. He gave up either one or zero runs for the ninth time in 14 starts.
BY THE NUMBERS
55 First-inning runs the Twins have given up, their most of any inning.
16-8 The Pirates' record over their past 24 games.
.583 Batting average for Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen in the series.
3-32 The Twins' record this season when they score three or fewer runs.
LA VELLE E. NEAL III