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An interesting twist to the Pirates' three-game weekday home series against the Miami Marlins is that they not only faced the Fish a week and a half ago, the two teams are using the same three starting pitchers they sent to the mound in Miami.

The hitters see the same sequence of pitchers: righties Henderson Alvarez, Tom Koehler and Jose Fernandez for the Marlins; LHP Jeff Locke, RHP Charlie Morton and RHP Gerrit Cole for the Pirates. The pitchers face the hitters for the 4th, 5th and 6th time in the span of 10 days.

As Yogi Berra so eloquently put it, "It's déjà vu all over again." Same love.

"What we've got now is actual in-game experience," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "You watch video, you see guys pitch. Now we've put our cleats in the...

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