Twins-Pittsburgh series preview

  • Updated: June 18, 2012 - 10:10 PM

A THREE-GAME SERIES AT PNC PARK

LH Scott Diamond (5-2, 2.13 ERA) vs. RH Kevin Correia (2-6, 4.43)

Tuesday, 6:05 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM

LH Francisco Liriano (1-7, 6.24) vs. LH Erik Bedard (4-7, 4.36)

Wednesday, 6:05 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM

RH Liam Hendriks (0-3, 7.83) vs. RH James McDonald (5-3, 2.32)

Thursday, 6:05 p.m. • FSN, 1500-AM

TWINS UPDATE

Monday's off day was well-timed, as the bullpen pitched nine scoreless innings in Sunday's 5-4, 15-inning victory over Milwaukee. The Twins went 4-5 in a disappointing homestand against the Cubs, Phillies and Brewers. Once again, the main problem was the rotation, as their starting pitchers went 2-4 with a 6.04 ERA. Diamond allowed four runs over six innings in Thursday's 6-1 loss to Philadelphia.

PIRATES UPDATE

Pitching has kept them in contention, but the Pirates had the lowest-scoring offense in the majors, averaging 3.24 runs per game, before scoring nine runs Saturday and Sunday against Cleveland. Third baseman Pedro Alvarez, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2008 draft, was batting only .189 before hitting two home runs in each of those weekend victories. Correia gave up four earned runs over six innings Wednesday in a 7-1 loss at Baltimore.

JOE CHRISTENSEN

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Houston - LP: D. Keuchel 0 FINAL
NY Yankees - WP: B. McCarthy 3
Cleveland - LP: C. Kluber 1 FINAL
Minnesota - WP: P. Hughes 4
Detroit - LP: D. Price 0 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: A. Cobb 1
Arizona - LP: O. Perez 0 FINAL
Washington - WP: R. Soriano 1
San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong 1 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada 2
Atlanta - WP: J. Teheran 8 FINAL
Cincinnati - LP: D. Holmberg 0
LA Angels - WP: M. Shoemaker 2 FINAL
Boston - LP: R. De La Rosa 0
San Francisco - WP: M. Bumgarner 5 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: T. Wood 3
San Diego - LP: T. Ross 1 FINAL
Los Angeles - WP: C. Kershaw 2
Pittsburgh 21 FINAL
Philadelphia 31
Carolina 6:30 PM
New England
NY Giants 6:30 PM
NY Jets
Jacksonville 6:30 PM
Detroit
Oakland 7:00 PM
Green Bay
Chicago 9:00 PM
Seattle
Tampa Bay 8/23/14 3:30 PM
Buffalo
Tennessee 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Atlanta
Dallas 8/23/14 6:00 PM
Miami
Washington 8/23/14 6:30 PM
Baltimore
New Orleans 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Indianapolis
Minnesota 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Kansas City
St. Louis 8/23/14 7:00 PM
Cleveland
Houston 8/23/14 8:00 PM
Denver
San Diego 8/24/14 3:00 PM
San Francisco
Cincinnati 8/24/14 7:00 PM
Arizona
(21) Texas A&M 8/28/14 5:00 PM
(9) So Carolina
Wake Forest 8/28/14 6:00 PM
ULM
Boise State 8/28/14 7:00 PM
(18) Ole Miss
Tulane 8/28/14 7:00 PM
Tulsa
Temple 8/28/14 8:15 PM
Vanderbilt
Rutgers 8/28/14 9:00 PM
Washington St
Weber State 8/28/14 9:30 PM
(19) Arizona State
Montreal 7:30 PM
Winnipeg
Toronto 8/23/14 3:00 PM
Edmonton
Calgary 8/24/14 2:00 PM
Ottawa
Saskatchewan 8/24/14 6:00 PM
Brt Columbia
Ottawa 8/29/14 6:30 PM
Montreal
Winnipeg 8/31/14 2:00 PM
Saskatchewan
Toronto 9/1/14 12:00 PM
Hamilton
Edmonton 9/1/14 3:30 PM
Calgary
Washington 73 FINAL
Indiana 78
San Antonio 84 FINAL
Minnesota 88
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