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Pirates Game Day: Pirates 3, Rays 2

Christopher Horner | Tribune-Review
Pirates left fielder Starling Marte singles during the fourth inning against Tampa Bay Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 in Port Charlotte, Fla.

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Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, 7:51 p.m.
 

pirates game day

braves at pirates, 1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Radio: KDKA-AM (1020), Pirates Radio Network

Braves starter: RHP Julio Teheran

Pirates starter: RHP James McDonald

saturday's result

pirates 3, rays 2

Pirates starter:

Jeff Locke 3 IP, 1 BB, 1 SO

Rays starter:

Roberto Hernandez 1 IP

Trip-trip-triple:Felix Pie hit an RBI triple to center. It's the second day in a row the Pirates have hit a three-bagger.

Great escape:RHP Chris Leroux got out of a two-on, one-out jam in the fourth. He got Jose Molina on a popup and struck out Luke Scott.

On the run: After grounding to short, Travis Snider hustled to first base to avoid a double play. When Garrett Jones followed with a grounder, Snider wisely held up between first and second, which allowed Starling Marte to score from third base.

Oops: With two outs in the eighth, Pirates CF Darren Ford lost Kevin Kiermaier's fly ball in the sun. It landed on the warning track for a two-run double.

Two-fer: Ford played the final five innings and went 2 for 2 with a stolen base and one RBI.

Stock up

Locke set the bar high to begin the battle for the No. 5 starter job.Stock down

The Rays' anthem singer was off key from the first note and never recovered.

monday's game

pirates at Twins, 1:05 p.m.

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