Twins Win

Minnesota’s LaMonte Wade smashed a bases-clearing triple, highlighting a five-run ninth inning as the Twins pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-4 in Bradenton yesterday. Tyler Austin homered for Minnesota,. Starter Stephen Gonsalves permitted four runs, three earned, in three innings of work. After the game, Minnesota optioned Wade and Gonsalves to Triple-A Rochester, along with Nick Gordon and Luis Arraez. The Twins face the Red Sox today in Fort Myers.