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A.J. Burnett nearly perfect in 5-0 win over Cardinals

Final: Pirates 5, Cardinals 0 (box) WP: A.J. Burnett (1-2, 2.63 ERA) LP: Shelby Miller (2-1, 1.96 ERA) A.J. Burnett was perfect through 5 1/3 innings and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. His only two blemishes were a hit by pitch and a double to Carlos Beltran. He also struck out eight batters

 
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Wandy Rodriguez shines in Pirates’ two-hit shutout over Cubs

Final: Pirates 3, Cubs 0 (box) WP: Wandy Rodriguez (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Edwin Jackson (0-1, 3.60 ERA) SV: Jason Grilli (1, 0.00 ERA) MVP: Wandy Rodriguez (.248 WPA) Wandy Rodriguez picked up right where he left off this spring as he tossed 6 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up just two hits. He struck out

 
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Burnett K’s 10 in Opening Day loss to Cubs

Final: Cubs 3, Pirates 1 (box) WP: Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: A.J. Burnett (0-1, 4.76 ERA) SV: Kyuji Fujikawa (1, 0.00 ERA) A.J. Burnett struck out ten batters in his first career Opening Day start, but it wasn’t enough as the Cubs scored two runs in the first inning on an Anthony Rizzo

 
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Opening Day 2013

Published on April 1, 2013 by in Features1

There is nothing quite like Opening Day. Growing up, I remember going to Opening Day with my father numerous times to Three Rivers Stadium. It was a national holiday for me. I remember being able to miss school to watch baseball. It was literally a dream come true. Even after going off to college and

 
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Spring Training Notes: Roster Set, A.J. Burnett

The Pirates finished up their final cuts to minor league camp along with designating Clint Robinson and Hunter Strickland for assignment and have set their Opening Day roster. It will look like this: SP A.J. Burnett SP Wandy Rodriguez SP James McDonald SP Jonathan Sanchez SP Jeff Locke RP Jeanmar Gomez RP Chris Leroux RP

 
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Jose Tabata Homers in 5-4 Loss to Twins

Final: Twins 5, Pirates 4 (box) WP: Cole De Vries (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Kris Johnson (0-1, 9.00 ERA) SV: Pedro Hernandez (1, 0.00 ERA) Kyle McPherson got the nod on the hill today for the Bucs and pitched two scoreless innings. He gave up one hit, which turned out to be the first hit

 
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