Pirates' Jameson Taillon: Falls to Twins

Taillon (9-9) gave up three earned runs on seven hits and a walk in six innings Tuesday. He struck out four batters in a 5-2 loss to Minnesota.

The righty was cruising with a perfect game through three innings before the wheels fell off. The Twins strung together five hits and three runs in a fourth inning in which eight batters came to the plate. Despite the mediocre outing, he gave his team a chance to win, compiling his seventh straight quality start. Taillon showed no ill effects from pitching a complete game in the high altitude of Colorado, throwing 91 pitches (61 for strikes).

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