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Pirates Fall, 4-3, to Phillies in Exhibition Game

Pirates Fall, 4-3, to Phillies in Exhibition Game

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The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizen's Bank Park on Monday evening in game one of a two game exhibition series.

Left-hander Tony Watson got the "start" for the Pirates against Philadelphia. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle elected to go with all bullpen arms against the Phillies. Watson allowed one run on one hit over an inning of work.

Juan Pierre hit a line drive to left field to start the first inning, Alex Presley dove to make the catch, but the ball bounced off his glove for a double. Pierre advanced to third base on the deep fly out to center field by Placido Polanco. With one out, shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a sac fly to plate the first run of the game.

Right-hander Evan Meek followed Watson in relief. Shane Victorino took the first pitch into the right-center field gap for a stand up triple. The Phillies quickly took a 2-0 lead after Ty Wiggington hit a RBI groundout.

The Phillies tacked on a run of...

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