Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Final: Pirates 8, Tigers 7

A sellout crowd of 9,018 was the largest in McKechnie Field's 93-year history, and the fans were not disappointed.
What looked like a Pittsburgh blowout turned into a narrow, 8-7 victory, thanks to a four-run Detroit ninth inning.
The Tigers, though, couldn't  push across the tying run as a double play ended the Grapefruit League night game. It's the lone night game in Bradenton this spring for the Pirates.
Tony Sanchez, Starling Marte and Willy Garcia all homered for the Bucs.
The Pirates travel to nearby Sarasota to face the Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium on Thursday.

- Jason Dill

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