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Previewing Saturday's Pirates-Blue Jays game

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Friday, May 2, 2014, 8:54 p.m.
 

• The Pirates will face the rarest of pitching species Saturday at PNC Park in Toronto knuckleballer R.A. Dickey. Dickey's knuckler hasn't been as dominant since he came over to Toronto in an offseason trade two winters ago from the Mets, but Dickey has still held the Pirates to a career average of .237 and surrendered just one home run to the Pirates in 114 combined at bats.

• Francisco Liriano is set to pitch after leaving his last start in St. Louis with flu-like symptoms. Liriano has struggled against the current Blue Jays hitters in his career, allowing a .356 average and .400 on-base mark. Liriano will meet tough right-handed hitters in Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion, who has two homers in four career at bats against Liriano. Liriano is holding right-handed hitters to a .229 average this season, but he has allowed three home runs to right-handed hitters.

 

 
 


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