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Pirates scrimmage breakdown: Gold 2, Black 2

| Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, 7:54 p.m.
Christopher Horner
Pirates shortstop Chase d'Arnaud steals second base ahead of the tag by Ivan DeJesus Jr. during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates pitcher James Taillon delivers to Brandon Inge during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013 at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates left fielder Starling Marte hits a two-run home run in front of catcher Michael McKenry during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates outfielder Alex Presley catches a ball next to Felix Pie during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates pitcher James Taillon throws during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates left fielder Starling Marte loses his bat after being hit by a pitch during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates left fielder Starling Marte is greeted by Ivan DeJesus Jr. after his two-run home run during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates left fielder Starling Marte watches his two-run home run during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)
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Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla.
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Pirates left fielder Starling Marte reaches for a ball hit by Brandon Inge during an intrasquad game Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla. (Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review)

Friday's result

Gold 2, Black 2

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Gold starter: Jameson Taillon 2 IP, 2 H, 3 SO

Black starter: Gerrit Cole 2 IP, 1 H, 1 SO

Bloop and a blast: In the third inning, Ivan De Jesus looped a triple that fell just out of the reach of diving RF Felix Pie. With one out, Starling Marte ripped a towering two-run homer that rode the wind out to left field.

Double trouble: Jordy Mercer grounded into a double play in each of his two at-bats.

Hit the brakes: Lucas May lined an RBI single to center but was thrown out after taking a wide turn at first base.

Escape clause: When LHP Erik Cordier walked the bases loaded in the fifth, the inning was called over with just two outs because he reached his pitch count.

Stock up

Cole and Taillon. Both were poised, efficient and effective.

Stock down

RHP Kyle Waldrop served up Marte's titanic homer and allowed hits to three of eight batters he faced.

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