Burnett Solid in Debut, Alvarez Knocks in Two in Shutout Over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Plans changed quickly for right-hander A.J. Burnett on Saturday. Originally slated to make his final rehab start with Double-A Altoona, the 35-year-old was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and made his 2012 Pirates debut at PNC Park against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2-0 shutout. Burnett took the mound on a rainy, cold night in Pittsburgh to make his debut in a Pirates uniform since being acquired...

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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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