Pirates Split Weekend Preseason Games

March 17, 2014
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The Pittsburgh Pirates (10-7-2) split their two Grapefruit League preseason baseball games over the weekend, losing 6-3 to a split squad of Tampa Bay Rays players in Bradenton, Florida on Saturday and blanking the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0 in Clearwater on Sunday.

The Pirates managed only six hits in the Saturday defeat.  Edinson Volquez (0-2) took the loss, allowing four runs and five hits over three-and-a-third innings.  Jerry Sands drove home two runs for the Rays.

Adam Wilk threw three innings of two-hit scoreless baseball as the Bucs’ starter on Sunday.  Neil Walker slammed his first home run of the spring, and finished 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI’s.  Andrew McCutchen and Travis Ishikawa both contributed two hits and an RBI.  McCutchen is now hitting .560 (14-for-25) this spring.

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