PITTSBURGH -- The Pirates jumped all over the White Sox early in their series opener Tuesday night at PNC Park, but all the news wasn't good for the home side.
Starling Marte and Francisco Cervelli left the game early because of injuries sustained in the early going. Marte appeared to tweak something in his torso while scoring on Josh Bell's double in the first inning, while Cervelli was hit on the inside of his right forearm by a Reynaldo López pitch in the third.
Marte was lifted immediately in favor of Sean Rodríguez, with the Pirates announcing that Marte was suffering from discomfort in his right side. Cervelli stayed in the game after a checkup from assistant athletic trainer Ben Potenziano, but was replaced by Elias Díaz for the top of the fourth.
Cervelli was in good spiri...
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