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Pittsburgh decimates Toronto in Grapefruit League play

Jose Tabata and Starling Marte each clubbed a three-run homer and drove in four, as Pittsburgh decimated Toronto by a 22-5 count in Grapefruit League action.
By The Sports Network March 25, 2014 at 4:44 PM
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Jose Tabata and Starling Marte each clubbed a three-run homer and drove in four, as Pittsburgh decimated Toronto by a 22-5 count in Grapefruit League action.

Tabata went 4-for-4 and scored twice, while Marte finished 5-for-6 and also scored two runs for the Pirates, who only failed to score in the opening inning and put up multiple runs during the second, fourth, sixth and seventh frames.

Walker Gourley knocked in three runs, Andrew McCutchen added two hits, two runs scored and two RBI, and starter Wandy Rodriguez hit safely twice, scored twice and hit a two-run blast in the rout.

Rodriguez worked 4 2/3 innings for the win, allowing six hits and three runs despite four walks.

His counterpart J.A. Happ was yanked before recording an out in the fourth, charged in defeat with 12 hits and seven runs, striking out three.

Matt Tuiasosopo hit a solo homer, Dan Johnson, Ricardo Nanita and Sean Ochinko knocked in a run each for the Blue Jays.

[SportsNetwork.com]

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