Blue Jays Vs. Pirates Score: Pedro Alvarez Homers In Spring Training Loss

The Pirates are now 2-3 in Spring Training after losing to the Blue Jays 8-6 Wednesday afternoon. Those six Pirates runs did, however, include a blast by Pedro Alvarez, which is nice to see, since he had struggled in the first few games this Spring. Garrett Jones and Starling Marte also homered for the Bucs, and Jeff Karstens started and pitched three strong innings, striking out one and walking none.

Most of the Blue Jays’ damage was done to Brad Lincoln, who allowed four runs in one inning of work. Jeff Locke, a lefty who made his debut with the Pirates last season, allowed three runs.

The loss was the third Spring Training loss by the Pirates to come against the Blue Jays. Their two wins so far have come against the Orioles and Yankees.

The Pirates play on the road against the Phillies on Thursday and the Red Sox on Friday.

For more on the Pirates, check out Bucs Dugout.

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