Nicasio extends shutout streak, Pirates beat Twins 2-0

Juan Nicasio kept up his shutout streak, striking out eight in five innings as the split-squad Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Minnesota Twins 2-0 Monday.

Nicasio has not allowed a run in 15 innings over his five Grapefruit League starts this spring. He gave up five hits and walked two in this outing.

Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson also had a strong outing, going 4 1/3 innings, giving up one unearned run.

A single by Nicasio helped set up a run in the third, which scored on a two-out throwing error by third baseman Eduardo Nunez.

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