Happ loses no-hitter in 8th for Twins in 2-0 win vs Pirates

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The Twins blanked the Pirates 2-0 Friday night

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher J.A. Happ looks on after being removed from a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning Friday, April 23, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/David Berding)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Minnesota left-hander J.A. Happ pitched no-hit ball until Jacob Stallings doubled with one out in the eighth inning as the Twins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.

The 38-year-old Happ was removed after the hit by manager Rocco Baldelli with a two-run lead.

Tyler Duffey and Taylor Rogers finished the one-hitter as the Twins won for just the second time in their last 11 games.

Willians Astudillo and Jake Cave each hit their first home runs of the season for Minnesota. That spoiled another stellar start by Pittsburgh’s JT Brubaker.

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