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Gameday: Pirates vs. Rockies, Aug. 29, 2015

| Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, 8:06 p.m.
Miguel Sano
Miguel Sano
Kurt Suzuki
Kurt Suzuki

vs. Rockies

7:05 p.m.

PNC Park •TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network

Probable pitchers: Rockies LHP Chris Rusin (4-6, 4.97) vs. Pirates LHP J.A. Happ (2-1, 2.08)

Next up

Sunday, 1:35 p.m.: Rockies LHP Jorge De La Rosa (7-6, 4.61) vs. Pirates RHP Charlie Morton (8-5 2.40)

Monday: Off day

Did you know?

• An extreme fly-ball pitcher for his career, J.A. Happ has a career-best .9 groundball-to-fly ball ratio with Pirates.

• Minnesota Twins phenom Miguel Sano hit 12 homers and drove in 37 runs in his first 45 career games. The only other players to do that before turning 23: Orlando Cepeda and Albert Pujols. The Pirates were controversial runners-up in their bid to sign the Dominican prospect in 2009.

Stats of the day

99.8 — Pirates' pct. odds to make playoffs, according to Fangraphs.com

20 — Pirates' pct. odds to win the division

He said it ...

“That's definitely a homer.”

Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki on a Sano hit ruled a double after it hit the catwalk at Tropicana Field on Thursday. Statcast projected the ball would have traveled more than 400 feet.

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