Bradenton, FL (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Twins opened Grapefruit League play today in Florida with a win.

The Twins were in Bradenton to face the Pittsburgh Pirates in what turned out to be a pitching duel. Devin Smeltzer started the game on the mound for Minnesota with two perfect innings. Overall, the Twins pitchers had 11 strikes and allowed just 1 run on 4 hits and 3 walks in the 2-1 victory.

The Twins batters managed to score their 2 runs on just six hits. 2 of the hits came off the bat of catcher Willians Astudillo, who also batted in one of the Twins runs.

The Twins face Toronto today.

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