Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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March 29: @ Detroit, 1:10 ... Clinched first World Series in Detroit in 1909. Who'd have imagined that 109 years later they'd open a season there? Ivan Nova opposes Jordan Zimmerman.

April 2: vs. Minnesota, 1:05 ... Begins 18th season at PNC Park, where they are 704-670. Jameson Taillon starts the 132nd home opener.

May 11: vs. Giants, 7:05 p.m. ... Andrew McCutchen returns. Imagine Marc-Andre Fleury's return in February but with almost twice as many people.

June 5: vs. Dodgers, 7:05 p.m. ... A visit by the 2017 NL champs, who took 6 of 7 from the Pirates en route to the pennant a season ago.

June 15: vs. Reds, 7:05 p.m. ... Begins the first of two 10-game homestands within a month of each other. From June 15 through July 15 they play 20 of 29 at PNC Park.

June 25: @Mets, 7:10 . …

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