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Pirates Game Day: Pirates 8, Astros 6

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Sunday, March 3, 2013, 6:09 p.m.
 

MONDAY's game

PHILLIES at PIRATES, 1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field,

Bradenton, Fla.

Radio: MLB.com

Pirates starter: RHP A.J. Burnett

Phillies starter: LHP John Lannan

SUNDAY's result

PIRATES 8, ASTROS 6

Pirates starter: Kyle McPherson 2.2 IP, 2 H, 4 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO

Astros starter: John Ely 1.2 IP, 3 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO

Big bop: Triples are rare for catchers, but Tony Sanchez slammed one off the base of the right-field fence to score two runs in the sixth. The hard ricochet back toward the infield bought him some time.

Free pass: Andrew McCutchen was walked in all three plate appearances. That might happen a lot during the season, but spring pitchers usually relish the chance to go right at star hitters.

Stock up: Robbie Grossman, one of the prospects the Pirates gave up in the Wandy Rodriguez trade, is off to a 6-for-12 spring for the Astros, including a single, walk, hit batsman and steal Sunday.

Stock down: The Florida weather. Game-time temps dipped to 43 degrees with a hard wind. Players, coaches and fans bundled up as if they were at a football game.

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sunday's box score

Houston Pirates

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Greene ss 3 2 1 0 Tabata lf 3 1 1 2

J.Martinez pr-3b 1 0 0 0 J.Harrison lf 0 0 0 1

Elmore 2b-3b-ss 5 1 1 1 Barmes ss 3 0 0 0

Carter lf 3 1 1 0 C.d'Arnaud ss 2 0 0 0

B.Barnes cf 2 0 0 0 A.McCutchen cf 0 1 0 0

Wallace 1b 2 0 1 3 Pie cf 1 0 0 0

N.Freiman ph-1b 1 0 0 0 P.Alvarez 3b 3 0 0 0

J.D.Martinez rf 2 0 1 1 G.Sanchez 3b 1 0 0 0

F.Martinez rf-lf 1 1 1 0 N.Walker 2b 3 1 2 1

Corporan c 3 0 0 0 De Jesus 2b 1 0 0 0

R.Garcia ph-c 1 0 0 0 G.Jones 1b 2 1 1 0

B.Laird 3b 3 0 0 0 Hague 1b 1 0 0 0

Paredes rf 1 0 1 1 Hawpe dh 3 0 0 0

R.Grossman cf-lf 1 1 1 0 C.Robnsn ph-dh 1 0 0 0

D.Deshields Jr. 2b 1 0 0 0 Sands rf 2 2 1 0

J.Villar dh 3 0 0 0 Carroll rf 1 0 1 0

T.Sanchez c 2 2 1 2

May c 1 0 1 0

Totals 33 6 8 6 Totals 30 8 8 6

Houston 004 010 010 — 6

Pirates 050 012 00x — 8

E—Greene (3). DP—Houston 1, Pirates 1. LOB—Houston 6, Pirates 6. 2B—Wallace (3), Paredes (1), Tabata (3), Carroll (1). 3B—T.Sanchez (1). SB—R.Grossman (1). CS—J.D.Martinez (1), A.McCutchen (1). SF—J.Harrison.

Houston IP H R ER BB SO

Ely 123 3 5 3 3 2

Demel 13 0 0 0 1 0

M.Foltynewicz 1 0 0 0 1 1

Lyles L,0-2 213 3 3 2 1 2

Lo 23 0 0 0 0 0

E.Gonzalez 2 2 0 0 0 3

Pirates IP H R ER BB SO

McPherson 223 2 4 4 3 2

Waldrop 13 1 0 0 0 0

Grilli 1 0 0 0 0 1

Morris W, 1-0 BS,1-1 1 1 1 1 2 1

J.Wilson 2 2 0 0 0 1

B.Brown S,2-2 2 2 1 1 0 2

HBP—by E.Gonzalez (J.Harrison), by Grilli (R.Grossman). WP—Grilli. PB—Corporan. Umpires—Home, Chad Fairchild; First, David Soucy; Second, David Rackley; Third, Toby Basner. T—3:06. A—4,112 (6,562).

 

 
 


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