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Pirates 10, Rays 5, exhibition

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays, exhibition

Time: 1:05 p.m.

Site: Charlotte Sports Park, Port Charlotte, Fla.

TV, radio: None.

Here’s the official live box score.

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page. And here’s our Bucco Blog with all the pitching matchups, lineups, etc. Travis Sawchik and photographer Chris Horner are on the scene for the Trib.

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, recently, 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 country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. Brandie says:

    Good luck to our boys of summer. I am looking forward to the blog Crew’s roster predictions.

  2. Good start for the O.

  3. JRay3 says:

    Bucs continue their solid play in the Grapefruit league. Today just 6 runs on 5 hits in the opening frame, getting contributions from Gaby Sanchez who doubles in two runs, Jose Tabata, Neil Walker, Russell Martin and Starling Marte to open things up.

    So much talk of what this team has or has not done, but coming off of 94 wins and with a better rotation to start the year than what was run out in 2013, a young core that has not reached its ceiling, and with the best farm system in all of baseball as labeled by many experts, should make for a very fun spring and summer ahead.

    Most encouraging part of spring thus far has to be how well Wandy Rodriguez has thrown the ball in his first couple of appearances and reporting no pain. What a big gain that will be for the rotation to have a healthy Wandy taking the ball every five days.

  4. Brandie says:

    How true J Ray Tre…how very true! :)

  5. JRay3 says:

    Martin goes yard for the third time this spring and the Bucs are pounding the Rays 9-1 in the 4th. Liriano has settled down to give three good innings today as well after an uneven first.

  6. Jim S. says:

    Save some runs until Spring actually does arrive, Bucs!

  7. Jim S. says:

    Thump-thump-thumping Tampa pitching!

  8. Barb says:

    I see this is a real close game.

  9. Barb says:

    Just flexing their muscles Jim. :)

  10. Barb says:

    Finally tomorrow’s Bucco game will be on Root Sports. Can’t wait to watch them.

  11. Barb says:

    Oops wrong blog! :)

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