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
Pittsburgh Pirates v Minnesota Twins / David Berding/GettyImages
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Highlight of the game

The highlight of Saturday's spring training opener for the Pirates was a two-run triple by offseason pickup Edward Olivares. The former Kansas City Royal roped a low-and-away sinker from Justin Topa into center field, allowing Henry Davis and Canaan Smith-Njigba to both score and to the game at the time at 2-2.

Olivares is entering his fifth season in the MLB, spending the last four with the San Diego Padres and Kansas City Royals. For his career, he's a .261/.310/.426 hitter with 24 home runs, 35 doubles, and five triples while driving in 73 across 230 games and 771 plate appearances. Olivares is coming off the most productive season of his career, playing in 107 games last year for the Royals while producing a slash of .263/.317/.452 with 12 home runs and 36 RBI.

The Pirates acquired Olivares in mid-December for 22-year old minor league infielder Deivis Nadal.