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Spring training breakdown: Braves 18, Pirates 9

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 6:24 p.m.
 

Braves starter: LHP Mike Minor 4 IP, 10 H, 5 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

Pirates starter: RHP Kyle McPherson 4.2 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 8 ER, 3 SO, 1 HBP

Bombs away: Andrew McCutchen hit his second HR, a two-run shot to left.

Dangerous: As he slid home to score, Andrelton Simmons crashed into C Michael McKenry and upended him. A scary moment, but McKenry bounced back up and appeared to be fine.

Acrobatic: To get the final out in the long first inning, McKenry tracked Simmons' foul popup toward the Pirates' dugout and made the catch while teetering on the railing.

Stock up: In addition to his stout defensive work, McKenry singled, walked and drove in three runs.

Stock down: RHP Vin Mazzaro came in with two outs in the fifth inning and allowed five straight hits, inclduing a three-run homer by Simmons and a two-run blast by Freddie Freeman.

 

 

 
 


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