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Ex-Oriole Burres pitches Pirates over Cubs in first start of season

Ex-Oriole Burres pitches Pirates over Cubs in first start of season

Brian Burres failed to make the Pittsburgh Pirates out of spring training, then struggled in the minors. He kept working, and was rewarded Friday. Burres pitched into the sixth in his first start of the season and Alex Presley had two triples, leading the Pirates to a sorely needed 3-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Presley reached four times and scored twice as Pittsburgh snapped a five-game losing streak. Josh Harrison doubled, singled and scored twice. "It was a good team win," manager Clint Hurdle said. "We had some guys throw some things in from top to bottom today." Burres (1-0), who was promoted from Triple-A Indianapolis on Thursday, allowed one run and five...

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