The bench-clearing, which resulted in no ejections, game when Rickie Weeks ran hard into Ronny Cedeno during a rundown, pushing his shoulder into Cedeno in a way that Cedeno might have thought was deliberate. The two then exchanged words, and players from both teams came out on the field.
The Bucs lost the game 5-2. It was their latest loss at Miller Park, where they've seemingly been able to do very little in the past several years.
Saturday's game pits Jeff Karstens against lefty Chris Narveson. Here's the Pirates' lineup:
1. Andrew McCutchen CF
2. Jose Tabata LF
3. Neil Walker 2B
4. Ryan Doumit C
5. Matt Diaz RF
6. Lyle Overbay 1B
7. Pedro Alvarez 3B
8. Ronny Cedeno SS
9. Jeff Karstens P
The presence of Overbay, who seems to be able to do very little against southpaws, in against a lefty is disappointing.
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