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Topic - Gerrit Cole
Andrew McCutchen homered, doubled and singled Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a 6-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
The Toronto Blue Jays' spring training game at the Pittsburgh Pirates was rained out Thursday.
Colby Rasmus drove in two runs, Dioner Navarro hit an RBI double and the Toronto Blue Jays topped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are not the only team that's proud of its pitching.
A team-by-team look at the National League Central entering spring training, including key players each club acquired and lost, and dates of the first workout for pitchers and catchers, and the full squad:
The last three seasons, the Cardinals are 8-1 when facing elimination. They also won Game 5 of the NL division series at Washington last year and at Philadelphia in 2011.
Gerrit Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Friday to even their NL division series at a game apiece.
The first eight Cardinals reached safely in the third to chase A.J. Burnett, saddling the right-hander with the second-shortest outing of his career and putting Game 1 out of reach early. A sellout crowd roared early and then settled in for an easy victory.
You could hardly design a tougher welcome to Triple-A than the one Danny Hultzen got.
The signing bonuses for the first-round selections in the 20011 amateur baseball draft: (x-major league contract):
UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole was among 22 of 23 first-round draft picks beating the deadline to sign, with the top selection in June's amateur draft agreeing late Monday night to a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates and an $8 million signing bonus.
UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole was among 23 first-round draft picks facing a Monday midnight deadline to reach agreements with major league teams.
The Pittsburgh Pirates took hard-throwing UCLA righty Gerrit Cole with the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft Monday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates wanted Gerrit Cole's blazing fastball blowing away hitters for them.
It didn't matter to the Pittsburgh Pirates that Gerrit Cole was not the ace of his college team's staff.
"The pitch to Freese, I did a good job with it," Cole said. "Hey, that's the way it goes sometimes. You can't dwell on it, you've just got to keep going and keep making pitches."
"I just trusted myself and tried to keep it as simple as I could," Cole said. "You just try and clear you mind after every pitch and just look forward."