Twins 4

(15-13, 7-7 away)

Pirates 5

(14-14, 8-6 home)

    1:05 PM ET, April 1, 2005

    McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Florida 

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    Pittsburgh 5, Minnesota 4

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Mark Redman had another rough outing, but Jack Wilson homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates overcame a four-run deficit to beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 on Friday.

    Carlos Silva allowed two hits over five scoreless innings for Minnesota in his first start since March 18, but reliever Jesse Crain gave away a 4-0 lead.

    Wilson hit a solo homer in the sixth, and Jose Castillo had an RBI double ahead of Rob Mackowiak's two-run single in the seventh.

    Silva allowed one run or fewer for the third time in four spring starts, though this outing was his longest.

    Redman, coming off ineffective starts against the Tigers and Red Sox, allowed four runs and eight hits -- including two homers -- in five innings.

    Acquired from Oakland in the Jason Kendall trade, Redman finished spring training with a 7.04 ERA, allowing 15 runs in 14 innings over his final three starts.

    Jason Bartlett, told Thursday he will be the Twins' starting shortstop, homered over the scoreboard in left-center in the first. Juan Castro hit a two-run drive to almost the same spot an inning later. Torii Hunter added an RBI double in the third, his second double in two at-bats.

    Pirates relievers Ryan Vogelsong, John Grabow, Mike Gonzalez and Brian Meadows each threw a scoreless inning.

    Game notes

    Pittsburgh placed RHP John Van Benschoten (shoulder surgery) on the 60-day disabled list. He might miss the entire season. OF Chris Duffy and C Ryan Doumit were officially optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis, moves the Pirates announced several days ago. ... The Pirates and Twins play again Saturday in Fort Myers before leaving Florida for Monday openers. The Twins play in Seattle, while the Pirates go home to face Milwaukee.

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