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Spring training breakdown: Rays 5, Pirates 1

Tribune-Review
| Thursday, March 10, 2016 6:33 p.m
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Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen swings and loses his bat into the crowd during a spring training game against the Rays Thursday, March10, 2016, at Charlotte Sports Complex in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano delivers during a spring training game against the Rays on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at Charlotte Sports Complex in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers during a spring training game against the Rays Thursday, March10, 2016, at Charlotte Sports Complex in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow delivers during a 'B' game against the Orioles on Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Sarasota, Fla.
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Pirates manager Clint Hurdle watches from the dugout during a spring training game against the Rays Thursday, March10, 2016, at Charlotte Sports Complex in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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Pirates pitcher Tyler Glasnow delivers during a 'B' game against the Orioles on Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Sarasota, Fla.
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Pirates left fielder Sean Rodriguez makes a running catch at the outfield wall during a spring training game against the Rays Thursday, March10, 2016, at Charlotte Sports Complex in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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Pirates right fielder Matt Joyce singles during a spring training game against the Rays Thursday, March10, 2016, at Charlotte Sports Complex in Port Charlotte, Fla.
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Pirates prospect Tyler Glasnow pitches during a 'B' game against the Orioles. Glasnow will be sent to the minor league camp perhaps next week.

Friday’s game

vs. Rays

1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

Rays starter: RHP Jake Ororizzi

Pirates starter: RHP Juan Nicasio

TV: Root Sports, MLB Network

Thursday’s result

Rays 5, Pirates 1

Whoops: Andrew McCutchen lost the grip during his backswing and his bat went flying into the seats behind the Pirates’ dugout. It is the second time that has happened to him this week. No one was struck by the bat.

Who dat?: Michael Suchy, a minor leaguer wearing No. 80 on his nameless jersey, hit a solo homer. It was only the third long ball the Pirates have given up in 10 spring games. Suchy was a fifth-round pick in 2014.

Fight for it: Josh Harrison correctly argued he foul-tipped a pitch, and the first-base umpire overturned a strikeout call. Harrison launched the next pitch deep to left field … but Desmond Jennings caught it one step from the wall.

Bad form: Francisco Liriano bunted into an inning-ending double play in the third. Liriano popped the ball softly to LHP Drew Smyly. Matt Joyce, who had singled, slipped trying to get back to bag.

Close call: Pirates reliever Jorge Rondon ducked just in time to avoid being conked on the head by Thomas Coyle’s line-drive single in the seventh.

Rob Biertempfel is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at rbiertempfel@tribweb.com or via Twitter @BiertempfelTrib.

is a former freelancer.

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