Twins Edge Pirates 4-3; Trade For Diamond
The Twins defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 Monday afternoon in their final exhibition game in Florida this season. Danny Lehmann had a walk-off single in the 9th inning to plate the winning run. Francisco Liriano threw 6 innings with 4 hits and 3 earned runs allowed for Minnesota. The Twins are 19-11 and will play at Atlanta at 6:05 tonight, pregame on WJON at 6:00. Minnesota begins the regular season Friday night at Toronto at 6:07, pregame on WJON at 5:35. The Twins also traded minor league pitcher Billy Bullock to Atlanta for the right to retain rule 5 draft pick Scott Diamond. Diamond allowed 1 earned run in 6 innings while pitching in exhibition games for the Twins but was limited with a blister on his left thumb.