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Glasnow strikes out nine Tigers in victory

Glasnow strikes out nine Tigers in victory

BRADENTON, Fla. — Tyler Glasnow had the Detroit Tigers off balance Saturday, striking out nine batters in four innings of work at LECOM Park.
Pirates A.M. — They’re baaaaack!

Pirates A.M. — They’re baaaaack!

By Rob Biertempfel/Photos by Christopher Horner BRADENTON, Fla. — The entire Dream Outfield — Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco — will be in the lineup today for just the third time this spring. The World Baseball Classic split them up and kept them out of Pirates camp for a couple of weeks. “I …

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Gregory Polanco, Starling Marte return to Pirates after different experiences in WBC

Gregory Polanco, Starling Marte return to Pirates after different experiences in WBC

While Polanco made strides at the plate in the World Baseball Classic, Marte barely played after suffering an ankle injury early in the tournament.

Foul ball hits fan in face during Pirates-Rays game

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Red-hot Gregory Polanco, Starling Marte return to camp after World Baseball Classic

BRADENTON, Fla. — While bolting back toward the warning track Saturday night chasing the baseball Andrew McCutchen had just banged between him and center fielder Starling Marte, Gregory Polanco seethed. McCutchen’s late two-run double provided insurance in Team USA’s 6-3 quarterfinals win which eliminated Dominican Republic from the World Baseball Classic.

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Pirates A.M. — Bored in RF? Try the hot corner instead

By Rob Biertempfel BRADENTON, Fla. — John Jaso will make his debut at third base today against the Rays. He’ll probably enjoy that spot more than right field. “It’s a little more boring out there (in the outfield), I’ll say that,” Jaso said. “It’s kind of cool being close to the action at first base. …

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Progress report: Pittsburgh Pirates

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