Pittsburgh Pirates vs Minnesota Twins FSNO Preview

Host Pittsburgh Pirates battle the Minnesota Twins in baseball action. Minnesota (22-17) built a 7-0 lead in two innings against former Twins starter Francisco Liriano to post an 8-5 victory Tuesday.

Brian Dozier is batting .342 during a 10-game hitting streak and homered in the first inning Tuesday, Locke gave up five runs in 3 2-3 innings in Friday’s 11-10, 12-inning loss to the Chicago Cubs.

Francisco Liriano (1-4) gave up both home runs and was tagged for seven runs in just two innings while losing his third consecutive start. He spent his first eight seasons with the Twins from 2005-12.

Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to Jeff Locke and his 2-2 record while the Minnesota Twins send Michael Pelfrey (3-1) to the hill.

The Pirates have scored nine runs in their last three games and four or more runs in six of their last 10 games.The Twins are 6-1 in their last 7 during game 2 of a series and  5-1 in Pelfreys last 6 starts.