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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 part of that. Hopefully we can give them something to cheer about on Saturday."

Lefty Erik Bedard started for the Bucs and faced right-hander Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bedard looked very sharp against the Phillies in his Pirates debut. Bedard allowed just one run on six hits over seven innings. He walked one and struck out four while...

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