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Spring training breakdown: Blue Jays 4, Pirates 2

Pirates/MLB Videos

Saturday's game

vs. Rays

1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Online: Pirates.com

Rays starter: LHP David Price

Pirates starter: LHP Wandy Rodriguez

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 4:39 p.m.
 

Welcome back: Brent Morel singled in the seventh inning in his first at-bat with the Pirates. Morel was claimed off waivers from the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

Streak's over: Chris McGuiness struck out swinging, ending his run of four straight at-bats with a hit to start spring training. McGuiness had two singles in the Grapefruit League opener, then singled and doubled Thursday.

Stock up: Third baseman Pedro Alvarez doubled in each of his first two at-bats and scored each time. His first hit came on a fly ball that caromed off the center-field wall. Alvarez also made a fine defensive play on Anthony Gose's bunt.

Stock down: As he did last season, LHP Andy Oliver continues to struggle with control. He walked the bases loaded in the fifth inning and gave up the go-ahead run.

 

 

 
 


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