Pirates Spring Training Report 3/11

By Jason Shetler

After losing to the Tampa Bay Rays in Port Charlotte yesterday, the Pirates turned the tables on the Rays today in Bradenton, as they came away with a 4-3 victory.

Juan Nicasio tossed three shutout innings while striking out three.

Mark Melancon and Chad Kuhl each went a scoreless inning.

Tony Watson gave up a solo homer in the fifth. 

Steven Brault allowed two runs pitching the sixth inning.

Andrew McCutchen blasted his first home run of the Spring.

Cole Figueroa collected two hits including a double. 

Alen Hanson drew a pair of walks.

Harold Ramirez was 1-for-2 with a double. 

Adam Frazier also went 1-for-2 and scored a run.

Elias Diaz had an RBI single.

Gift Ngoepe delivered the go-ahead run in the eighth inning. 

The Pirates will be in Lakeland tomorrow to face the Detroit Tigers at 1:05 ET.


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