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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 10, Rays 5

Pirates/MLB Videos

SUNDAY's games

vs. Red Sox

1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

TV: Root Sports

Online: pirates.com

Red Sox starter: RHP Clay Buchholz

Pirates starter: RHP Charlie Morton

at Orioles

1:05 p.m.

Ed Smith Stadium, Sarasota, Fla.

Online: pirates.com

Orioles starter: LHP Wei-Yin Chen

Pirates starter: RHP Edinson Volquez

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
 

Laser show: The Pirates roughed up Tampa Bay starter Matt Moore, scoring five times in the first inning on four hits and an error before Moore struck out Gregory Polanco, the No. 8 hitter, for the first out. Moore lasted just two-thirds of an inning, allowing six runs.

The bomb: Russell Martin crushed his team-best third home run of the spring in the fourth inning to give the Pirates a 9-1 lead.

Dealing: After a shaky first inning, Francisco Liriano settled down to allow one run over three innings. Liriano generated a number of swings-and-misses with his off-speed pitches, which appeared to be in mid-season form.

Stock up: Gaby Sanchez went 2 for 2 and drilled a two-run double off Moore. Sanchez is a noted lefty masher, but he has a chance to become more than a platoon option this season.

Stock down: Starling Marte was hit by another pitch to lead off the game. This is not how the Pirates want their leadoff man reaching base.

 

 

 
 


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