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Andrew McCutchen homered off Philadelphia right-hander Jeff Manship in the first inning, driving a 3-1 pitch over the left-field scoreboard.
Gregory Polanco had an impressive spring in big league camp, but there was never much likelihood he would crack the 25-man roster.
Pitcher Phil Irwin, on the comeback trail from injury, finally got some spring-training work for the Pirates Thursday.
Starling Marte went 2 for 3, but Jeanmar Gomez saw his start unravel in the third inning in the loss for the Pirates.
Andrew Lambo seems to have a good focus when he bats, but the results don't match it so far this spring.
Pirates spring training report: Pirates 8, Minnesota Twins 4
Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer and Gerrit Cole went three innings and struck out three.
The remaining spots will be filled in the next few weeks, but it is a good problem to have, says pitching coach Ray Searage.
Jenn takes your questions on the Pirates from spring training in Florida.
Russell Martin hit his fourth home run of the spring, went 2 for 2 with a walk and threw out two runners attempting to steal second.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Seattle ace Felix Hernandez allowed two hits and an unearned run in four innings and the Mariners tied
GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) -- Johnny Cueto became the first Cincinnati pitcher to finish five innings this spring, limiting the Texas
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