Updated: 03/12/2014 3:57 PM
Created: 03/12/2014 3:36 PM KSTP.com
By: Nick Tabbert
Aaron Hicks and Chris Colabello hit home runs for the Minnesota Twins Wednesday, but it wasn't enough as the Pittsburgh Pirates doubled up the Twins 8-4 at Hammond Stadium.
Twins starter Kevin Correia surrendered seven hits and four earned runs over three innings of work for Minnesota, who lost its second straight game.
Minnesota fell behind 4-1 after three innings, the biggest blow coming from the bat of Pedro Alvarez in the third inning. His 2-run homer to right center field made it 3-1 Pittsburgh. Travis Ishikawa added another 2-run shot off the batter's eye in the sixth inning that made it 6-2.
The Twins responded with two of their own after Colabello's first home run of spring training, but would get no closer.
Minnesota hosts the Boston Red Sox Thursday afternoon.