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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 2, Rays 2 (10 inn.)

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SUNDAY'S GAME

at Phillies

1:05 p.m.

Bright House Field, Clearwater, Fla.

Radio: 93.7 FM

Phillies starter: RHP A.J. Burnett

Pirates starter: RHP Stolmy Pimentel

Saturday, March 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
 

Dee-fense, dee-fense: A strong, swirling wind didn't prevent Andrew McCutchen from making a fantastic catch. Brandon Guyer hit a drive to deep center field, but McCutchen snagged it on a dead run. “That was fun,” he said with a grin.

Going oppo: Right-handed hitter Russell Martin hit a solo homer that rode the breeze over the right-field wall in the third inning. It was Martin's first spring training home run since 2011 when he was with the Yankees.

Stock up: Clint Barmes dropped an RBI double into right field in his first at-bat. He also handled himself well in his first start at second base. “The ball's moving the opposite way than I'm used to,” he said. “It's not that big of a deal, but first time standing over there in three years is definitely a little different.”

Stock down:Matt Hague had a rough day at first base. His errant throw allowed a runner who was picked off to make it safely to third, which led to an unearned run. He also bobbled two grounders but recovered in time to make plays.

 

 

 
 


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