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Spring training breakdown: Curve 8, Pirates 6

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Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:03 p.m.
 

Pirates starter: James McDonald 2 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 2 K, 2 WP

Curve starter: Jason Grilli 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K

Which way do I go?: Jason Grilli, Jared Hughes and Justin Wilson each pitched one inning, and Tony Watson pitched 23 of an inning for Altoona. All four started toward the Pirates' dugout after the third out before turning and going to the Curve's side.

Stars come out: Altoona announced it will host the 2014 Eastern League All-Star Game on July 16, 2014. It will be the second time the franchise has hosted the game and first time since 2006.

Stock up: Starling Marte crushed a grand slam to left field off Tony Watson to tie the game, 4-4, in the second inning. Marte, who won the Eastern League batting title in Altoona in 2011, had just one RBI and no home runs this spring.

Stock down: James McDonald had a rocky first inning. The right-hander threw 38 pitches to nine batters, gave up four runs and three hits, threw a wild pitch, walked three and allowed two stolen bases.

 

 

 
 


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