Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates 11, Blue Jays 11

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Pirates 11, Blue Jays 11

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GAME DATA

* Record: 14-7-1.

* Starter: Gerrit Cole ? 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR.

* Hitter: Alen Hanson ? 3 for 6, 1 R, 2 2B, 1 SB.

* Of note: Jason Rogers (ankle) returned to game action for the first time since March 1.

NEWS OF THE DAY

Super-utility player Alen Hanson started in left field Sunday and silenced those criticizing his arm strength. Hanson, a natural shortstop, threw out two runners at the plate in the fourth inning. In the sixth, the Blue Jays' third-base coach thought better of it and held up a runner.

"That was the game plan in the [fourth]," Cole said. "Just let them hit it to Hanson."

"I can't remember the last time I saw a left fielder throw out two guys at home," added manager Clint Hurdle. …

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