Blue Jays 10, Pirates 8

This one got out of hand quick as Jon Niese retired the first five batters he faced before the Jays strung four straight hits together off him. Four hits, a walk and another hit later and it was 4-0 Jays. It was a bit of bad luck for Niese on misplaced singles and a play that Jason Rogers could have made at third to end the inning before any damage occurred.

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Pirates-Blue Jays

The Pirates will host the Toronto Blue Jays today in Bradenton with first pitch set for 1:05PM.

LHP Jon Niese will take the mound in his Bucs debut after being traded to Pittsburgh for Neil Walker in the offseason. Niese started 29 games for the Mets last season with a 4.13 ERA in 176.2 innings of work. With the loss of A.J. Burnett to retirement, Niese becomes a very important piece to the Bucs rotation this season.

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