Bucs to play 2 spring games in Philly


Next year, the Pirates will wrap up their spring training schedule with two games in Philadelphia.

The Pirates will play the Phillies April 1 in Clearwater, Fla., then fly to eastern Pennsylvania for two games against two-time defending NL champs on April 2-3 at Citizens Bank Park.

The April 2 game will begin at 7:05 p.m. The game on Easter will begin at 1:05 p.m.

The Pirates will begin the regular season April 4 against the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park.

The Pirates have not yet released their 2010 spring training schedule. But according to the Phillies official Web site, the two teams will meet six times in March and April, including games in Bradenton, Fla., on March 6 and March 15.