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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 6, Rays (SS) 4

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pirates at red sox, 1:35 p.m.

JetBlue Park Fort Myers, Fla.

TV: Root Sports

Pirates starter: LHP Jeff Locke

Red Sox starter: RHP Clay Buchholz

Friday, March 22, 2013, 5:39 p.m.
 

pirates 6, rays (SS) 4

Rays starter: RHP Alex Cobb 6.1 IP, 5 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 5 SO

Pirates starter: RHP Jeanmar Gomez 4 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HBP

The decider: Minor leaguer Stefan Welch hit a game-winning, three-run HR in the eighth inning. It was Welch's first at-bat in a Grapefruit League game.

Hello: Newcomer John McDonald's first hit with the Pirates was an RBI single to left field that gave them a 2-1 lead in the fourth inning.

Yikes: Gaby Sanchez hit a sizzling liner up the middle, which went directly into Cobb's glove as he instinctively moved to protect himself. “I was lucky that it didn't get any part of my body,” Cobb said.

Stock up: Jordy Mercer walked, laid down a nice sacrifice bunt and made an acrobatic defensive play at second base.

Stock down: Lefty Mike Zagurski failed to hold a two-run lead in the fifth inning, serving up a homer for the third outing in a row.

 

 

 
 


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