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Spring training breakdown: Blue Jays 4, Pirates 2

| Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, 4:39 p.m.
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Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez gets safely into second base next to the Blue Jays' Munenori Kawasaki during a game Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks with third baseman Pedro Alvarez during batting practice before a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates outfielder Starling Marte runs down a fly ball in center field during a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates first baseman Gaby Sanchez is tagged out at third base by the Blue Jays' Maicer Izturis while trying to advance on a fly ball Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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The Blue Jays mascot mocks Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez as he stretches before a game Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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The Blue Jays' Munenori Kawasaki scores past Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez during a game Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez stands behind first baseman Gaby Sanchez and shortstop Clint Barmes during batting practice before a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates othird baseman Pedro Alvarez fields a ground ball before a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez talks with pitcher Andy Oliver during a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers to the plate during a game against the Blue Jays on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez doubles during a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers to the plate during a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon throws during a game against the Blue Jays Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin, Fla.

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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