FORT MYERS, FLA. -- You could say it was over quickly after it began. The Minnesota Twins right-hander Terry Doyle lasted just 2/3 of an inning in the Pirates 17-6 win at Hammond Stadium on Thursday. The Bucs hammered out 10 runs on 10 hits with two walks a hit batter and an error in the 35 minute top of the first inning.

"We just brought out the lumber today," All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen said. "That was pretty much it. We went out and swung it. That’s the way it goes. People start hitting and the next thing you know, it’s a domino effect and everybody wants to get out and start getting hits. We were able to let it rip today."

Alex Presley and Casey McGehee each had a pair of hits in the top of the first, while McGehee and Garrett Jones knocked in two runs a piece. Overa...

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