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Perez, Cahill lead Pirates over Twins 6-2

Minnesota lost for the 10th time in 12 games.
Credit: AP
Pittsburgh Pirates' Michael Perez runs the bases and signals to his bench on a solo home run against the Minnesota Twins in the fifth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MINNEAPOLIS — Michael Perez had three hits and drove in three runs, helping Trevor Cahill and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2. 

Cahill permitted one run and two hits in six innings. The right-hander retired the Twins in order in five of his innings. 

It was Cahill’s longest outing since he also worked six innings for the Angels at Baltimore on May 10, 2019. 

Minnesota lost for the 10th time in 12 games. 

Michael Pineda allowed five runs, four earned, and six hits in 4 1/3 innings. 

Jake Cave had two of the Twins’ three hits.