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Pregame: Pirates vs. Tigers in Bradenton

Pregame: Pirates vs. Tigers in Bradenton

Good afternoon from McKechnie Field.

The Pirates will face the Detroit Tigers at 1:05 today. Right-hander Charlie Morton will face righty Doug Fister.
Following Morton in relief are: Joel Hanrahan, Daniel McCutchen, Chris Leroux, and Ryota Igarashi.
Morton, 27, is making his third official Grapefruit League Start. He received the loss during his last start on Sunday after allowing five runs on seven hits over three innings. Although Morton referred to his start as "unlucky".
Pirates lineup vs. Tigers:

Jose Tabata 9

Nate McLouth 7

Andrew McCutchen 8

Neil Walker 4

Casey McGehee 5

Matt Hague 3

Rod Barajas 2

Clint Barmes 6

Charlie Morton 1

Tigers lineup vs. Bucs: Andy Dirks 8, Brennan Boesch 9, Jhonny Peralta 6, Ryan Raburn 4, Delmon Young 7, Don Kelly 3, Clete Thomas DH, Brandon Inge 5, Gerald Laird 2
The Pittsburgh kid Neil Walker will face his brother in-law today. First baseman Don Kelly is married to Neil's sister.
The Pirates will play the Houston Astros tomorrow in...

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