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Martín Pérez Caps Off Strong Spring in Pirates’ Loss to Yankees



Pittsburgh Pirates, Martin Perez

Martín Pérez was sharp in his final tune-up for the Pittsburgh Pirates in their 1-0 loss to the New York Yankees at LECOM Park on Sunday.

Pérez worked three innings without allowing a run, adding to impressive pitching line in the Grapefruit League. The left-hander allowed only one run across 15 innings pitched on the spring. Opponents hit .157 against Pérez, and he struck out 16 batters.

Pérez will be part of the Pirates’ starting rotation when they break camp and head to Miami for opening day on Thursday.

The lone run of the game came in the top of the fourth inning when Jahmai Jones doubled home a run off of David Bednar.

The Pirates (12-16-1) were limited to five hits in the loss. They were stifled by Marcus Stroman, who worked six impressive innings for the Yankees (13-16-2).

Pittsburgh had two runners on base in the bottom of the ninth inning but failed to bring either home. Former Pirates reliever Yerry De Los Santos closed out the win for New York.


  • In his three innings, Martín Pérez allowed one hit, walked a pair and struck out three batters.
  • Kade McClure worked a pair of scoreless innings, allowed one hit and struck out two.
  • Andrew McCutchen was the only Pirates’ player to reach base twice. He singled and drew a walk. Jared Triolo doubled and upped his batting average to .325.


The Pittsburgh Pirates will play host to the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday afternoon in their final game of the spring. Left-hander Marco Gonzales will take the mound for the Pirates. The Blue Jays have yet to announce a starting pitcher. First pitch: 1:05 ET.

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