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Final: Rays 4, Pirates 2, exhibition

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (4-7) vs. Tampa Bay Rays, exhibition

Starters: RHP James McDonald vs. RHP Alex Cobb

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Site: McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.


Here is the official live box score.

Here is the TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Karen Price is covering.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


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  3. How many innings is Jmac scheduled for today?

  4. So, has Garret Jones been traded to the Yankees yet?

  5. Jones has some right side soreness

  6. Vjandy:
    Out indefinitely. Dr. says he will recover, did not describe the extent of the injury.

  7. Hope J-Mac is throwing more than fastballs today.

  8. He walked two in the second inning, but induce the double-play I’m got out of it would no score.y

  9. Yes, I am using the phone the post. I know it’s not always accurate. McDonald got out of the inning after hitting a batter and it to base error. Runners on second and third two out and apply out to end the inning.

  10. Looks like a pretty clean start by JMac. Are the Rays regulars or most of them in the lineup today?

  11. Good outing for James McDonald. 4 shutout innings. He did walk 3 but obviously kept the ball in the yard today.

  12. Milo:
    Drake arch madness tonight.

    • Bradley Braves. I believe they split with them this year. Mark Phelps needs a couple of wins. Really bad.

  13. Looks like both teams have their hittin’ shoes on today. Just tied to each other.

  14. Rory McIlroy has made it all the way through 11 holes today.

  15. 3-0 Rays. Here comes lunch.

  16. Here is where spring training can be instructive. There is no rule against getting someone out after one of your teammates makes an error.

  17. Hey JAL,

    Might I suggest including this article in your hockey links section tomorrow. It is a great read

  18. Here’s another tidbit:

    In February, three of the top seven (and four of the top 15) selling jerseys in the NHL were Penguins. Sidney Crosby (No. 3), Evgeni Malkin (No. 6) and James Neal (No. 7) round out the top seven. Kris Letang’s jersey ranked 15th (higher than Alex Ovechkin and Steven Stamkos).

  19. Paul Martin will be in the lineup tonight

  20. I can’t imagine a more pleasing pre-season sight for a 2013 Pirates fan than those four innings JMac put up.

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