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Jason Martin supplies only offense for Pirates in loss to Blue Jays

Bill Hartlep
Pittsburgh Pirates Jason Martin steals second base as Minnesota Twins shortstop Ehire Adrianza tries to cover in the fourth inning of their spring training game Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Fort Myers, Fla.

Jason Martin hit his second home run of spring training in the bottom of the first inning, but the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 2-1 decision against the visiting Blue Jays (1-3) on Wednesday afternoon in Bradenton, Fla.

Right fielder Lonnie Chisenhall and first baseman Josh Bell each went 1 for 2.

Pitcher Kyle Crick made his Grapefruit League debut and struck out three and allowed a run over one inning of work to take the loss. Francisco Liriano retired all three batters he faced in the fourth inning.

Minor league center fielder Lolo Sanchez was 2 for 2.

The Pirates (3-2) are scheduled to play the Yankees at 1:05 p.m. Thursday in Tampa. Steven Brault is expected to start opposite the Yankees’ J.A. Happ.

Bill Hartlep is a Tribune-Review assistant sports editor. You can contact Bill at 412-320-7934, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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