Pittsburgh Pirates fall in spring training opener to Minnesota 5-3

Henry Davis had a pair of hits while five of seven Pirates pitchers posted scoreless innings in a 5-3 loss to Minnesota on Saturday.
Pittsburgh Pirates v Minnesota Twins
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Henry Davis and Edward Olivares had strong days at the plate as the Pittsburgh Pirates fell to the Minnesota Twins in Saturday afternoon's Grapefruit League opener

The Pittsburgh Pirates opened up their 2024 spring training schedule on the road in Lee County on Saturday as they took on the Minnesota Twins at the Lee Health Sports Complex. Henry Davis had two hits in three at-bats while outfielders Edward Olivares and Matt Fraizer supplied the offensive output in a 5-3 loss.

Left- handed pitcher Bailey Falter, looking to earn a spot in the Pirate rotation got the start, allowing two runs in his two innings of work. The Pirates pitchers, overall had a strong day with five of seven pitchers posting scoreless innings.

Let's take a closer look at the Bucco standouts both at the plate and on the mound on Saturday afternoon.