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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 3, Phillies 0

AP - The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen runs to first base on a ground-out during the fourth inning against the Phillies during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Pirates' Andrew McCutchen runs to first base on a ground-out during the fourth inning against the Phillies during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
AP - The Pirates' Russell Martin runs away from Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz during the fourth inning of a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Pirates' Russell Martin runs away from Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz during the fourth inning of a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
AP - The Phillies' Jimmy Rollins reacts to a swinging strike during the fourth inning against the Pirates during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Phillies' Jimmy Rollins reacts to a swinging strike during the fourth inning against the Pirates during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
AP - Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton delievers during the first inning against the Phillies during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton delievers during the first inning against the Phillies during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
AP - Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton winds up during the first inning against the Phillies during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton winds up during the first inning against the Phillies during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
AP - Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick delivers during the first inning against the Pirates during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick delivers during the first inning against the Pirates during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
AP - Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick winds up during the first inning against the Pirates during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Phillies starting pitcher Kyle Kendrick winds up during the first inning against the Pirates during a spring training game Friday, March 28, 2014, in Philadelphia.

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Laser show: Batting cleanup, Russell Martin ripped a double down the left-field line to score Andrew McCutchen in the sixth inning for the game's first score. Martin looks poised for a better offensive year, batting .351 this spring.

Dealing: Charlie Morton's sinker was in midseason form. The right-hander allowed just one hit over three shutout innings. His sinker generated swings and misses and groundballs.

Stock up: Bryan Morris' stuff has been consistently impressive. Morris got Cody Asche to strikeout in the sixth with back-to-back whiffs on a 95 mph two-seam fastball and a 91 mph cutter.

Stock down: In his last work of the spring, Pirates closer Jason Grilli's fastball was between 91 and 92 mph Friday. The 37-year-old's fastball averaged 93.5 mph last season.

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