TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Spring training breakdown: Pirates 3, Astros 2

Pirates/MLB Videos

saturday's game

Pirates at Twins, 1:05 p.m.

Hammond Stadium, Fort Myers, Fla.

Pirates starter: RHP Gerrit Cole

Twins starter: RHP Cole De Vries

Friday, March 15, 2013, 5:27 p.m.
 

Friday's result

Pirates 3, Astros 2

Pirates starter: LHP Jonathan Sanchez 3 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 3 SO

Astros starter: RHP Brad Peacock 5 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 4 SO

No freebies: It was the first time in 34 games, going back to May 17, 2011, that Sanchez pitched more than one inning without issuing a walk.

Goin' streakin': Josh Harrison had a pinch-hit single, giving him hits in each of his past six at-bats.

Welcome back: In his first post-WBC outing, right-hander Chris Leroux worked a scoreless seventh inning.

Stock up: After sitting out eight days due to a sore oblique, first baseman Garrett Jones played six innings and went 2 for 3 with one RBI.

Stock down: Russell Martin was either the victim of a clubhouse prank or poor packing habits. Either way, his No. 55 jersey didn't make the trip to Kissimmee, forcing him to wear the rookie-like No. 94.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates enter Plan B with Martin off market
  2. Pirates notebook: Team offered catcher Martin 4-year contract
  3. Pirates cut ties with Davis, clearing path for Alvarez to play first base
  4. Pirates ready to protect top pitching prospects from Rule 5 draft
  5. Martin agrees to 5-year, $82 million deal with Blue Jays
  6. Rossi: Pirates don’t need Alvarez at first base
  7. Scouts: Acquiring Cervelli from Yankees cost Pirates promising reliever
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.