Gameday: Pirates vs. Tigers, April 13, 2015
Pirates vs. Tigers
TV/radio: Root Sports/ 93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AM, Pirates Radio Network
Probable pitchers: Pirates RHP Gerrit Cole (0-0, 5.40) vs. Tigers RHP Anibal Sanchez (1-0, 0.00)
7:05 p.m. Tuesday: Pirates RHP A.J. Burnett (0-0, 3.38) vs. Tigers RHP Shane Greene (1-0, 0.00)
7:05 p.m. Wednesday: Pirates LHP Francisco Liriano (0-0, 2.57) vs. Tigers RHP Alfredo Simon (1-0, 4.06)
Did you know?
• The Pirates host a red-hot Tigers team that enters having won their first six games outscoring their opponents 47-16. The good news for the Pirates is they will miss Tigers ace David Price, whom the Pirates tried to acquire before last summer’s trade deadline.
• Only two Tigers batters have faced Gerrit Cole. Yoenis Cespedes singled once in three at bats vs. Cole, and Ian Kinsler is 0 for 3.
Stats of the day
51 —Home wins by the Pirates last season, a PNC Park record and most in franchise history since 1992.
87 —Days since Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was in Pittsburgh. Hurdle left for Bradenton, Fla., on Jan. 15.
He said it …
“I’m going to frame it.”
— Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz on a warning letter, printed on stationery from the commissioner’s office, regarding his violation of pace of play rules by stepping out of the batter’s box.