Altoona, PA (Sports Network) - Carlos Paulino drove in a pair of runs as
Double-A Altoona took an 8-6 win over Pittsburgh in the final preseason game
for the Pirates.
Mel Rojas and Justin Howard each had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while
Andrew Lambo scored twice for Altoona.
Making a start for the Curve, Pirates closer Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless
inning, while Justin Wilson got the win for pitching a scoreless fifth.
Starling Marte hit a grand slam and Andy Vasquez and Stefan Welch each drove
in a run for the Pirates, who saw starter James McDonald give up four runs on
three hits with four walks in just two innings.
Pittsburgh starts its regular season at home against the Chicago Cubs on
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