TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Spring training breakdown: Pirates 5, Tigers 2

Pirates/MLB Videos

Wednesday's game

at Blue Jays

1:05 p.m.

Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, Dunedin, Fla.

Radio: 93.7 FM

Blue Jays starter: RHP Brandon Morrow

Pirates starter: RHP Jay Jackson

Tuesday, March 4, 2014, 6:00 p.m.
 

Great throw: Check out the big arm on RF Jaff Decker. He made a great throw to C Chris Stewart and retired Hernan Perez, who tried to score from second base on a single.

Small ball: Three consecutive hits, including two that didn't leave the infield, helped the Pirates score three runs in the third. Decker got an RBI single on what looked to be a squeeze attempt. Jose Tabata beat the throw from SS Eugenio Suarez for a single. Gregory Polanco whipped a run-scoring double to right. Tabata scored on Pedro Alvarez's ground out.

Well armed: RHP Charlie Morton has allowed one hit in five scoreless innings this spring. Pirates starting pitchers have allowed one unearned run over the past four games (eight innings pitched).

Stock up: The Pirates' running game. Quincy Latimore and Alen Hanson each swiped a bag, giving the Pirates 11 steals in seven games, tops in the majors this spring. The team has been liberal with delayed steals, hit-and-runs and taking extra bases. “We are running the bases extremely well right now,” manager Clint Hurdle said.

Stock down: A fielding error by 1B Chris McGuiness led to two unearned runs in the fourth inning. With two outs and Steve Lombardozzi on first, Austin Jackson hit a line-drive homer to left field.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers cut linebacker Kion Wilson, sign cornerback Toler
  2. Five questions facing Steelers entering training camp
  3. Dunbar Twp. man held for trial in DUI fatality
  4. New Kensington-Arnold principals given new duties to reflect realignment
  5. A fair, and fitting, tribute
  6. Apollo Borough embarks on rental reform with notices to landlords
  7. North Huntingdon woman charged with threatening to burn down officer’s house
  8. Connellsville man held for court in robbery of pizza delivery man
  9. Family to rebuild Manor home destroyed by fire
  10. Kittanning firefighters set to muster up a good time in 125th year
  11. South Buffalo Township woman accused of stealing nearly $13K from employer
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.