Presley Hits Walkoff Infield Single in Bucs Extra Innings Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — With runners on the corners and two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, outfielder Alex Presley stepped to the plate. After Pittsburgh tied the game up at 1 in the 6th inning, both the Pirates and the Phillies battled each inning in order to break up the tie breaker. Presley hit a broken bat infield single to the Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins. The ball rolled right to the perfect spot giving the speedy...

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Pirates Get Losing Hand of Pitchers Duel on Opening Day

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates lost, 1-0, to the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. The largest crowd ever in attendance –39,585– to see a ballgame at PNC Park in its 11-year history watched a pitchers duel on Opening Day in Pittsburgh. “It was a great crowd we had today,” All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen said. “It was the most we’ve ever had in the stadium. It was great to be a...

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Pirates Lose Final Spring Game, 7-2, to Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost, 7-2, to the Philadelphia Phillies in their final game during Grapefruit League action this spring. Right-hander James McDonald allowed one run on two hits over three innings against the Phillies in his sixth start. He walked one and struck out three in his final start during Grapefruit League action this spring. McDonald finished with a 8.31 ERA. The lone run that McDonald gave up came in the bottom of the...

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

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...

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Long Balls from McLouth, Hague Gives Bucs Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 in Dunedin, Fla., on Sunday in the Bucs final Spring Training game in Florida. Right-hander Jeff Karstens allowed one run on four hits over four innings. He walked one and struck out one in his fourth start of the spring. Karstens finished with a 2.12 ERA during Grapefruit League action this spring. The long run that Karstens gave up came in the 4th inning. After holding the Blue...

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A.J. Burnett Pitches Three Innings at Pirate City

A.J. Burnett threw in an intrasquad game at Pirate City this afternoon, going three innings against the Pirates’ Triple-A lineup. The start was Burnett’s first outing in a game situation since going down with a fractured orbital bone earlier in Spring Training. The right-hander went three innings and threw 54 pitches. He gave up just one hit on the day, a line drive single to Starling Marte. “Delivery looks sound. He...

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