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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 9, Red Sox 3

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RAYS at PIRATES, 1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.


Rays starter: RHP Alex Cobb

Pirates starter: RHP James McDonald

By Dejan Kovacevic
Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 5:18 p.m.


Pirates starter: Jeff Locke 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO

Red Sox starter: Jon Lester 4 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO

Monster shot: Starling Marte opened the game with a towering triple to left-center high off the simulated Green Monster.

Potent: Jose Tabata's strong start continued with a pinch-hit, RBI double off the tall fence in center in the sixth inning.

Stock up: Jared Hughes' torrid spring continued with a 1-2-3 fifth inning. His ERA is at 0.00 after four appearances.

Stock down: Pedro Alvarez's swing is still a bit behind. He went 0 for 2 with a sacrifice fly. He's 1 for 14 this spring.



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