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While Brad Bergesen was recovering nicely from a tough first inning at Ed Smith Stadium, Chris Tillman was throwing very well in his split-squad start against the Boston Red Sox at City of Palms Park.

Tillman gave up just two hits and a walk over five innings, pitching three no-hit innings before Dustin Pedroia doubled and Kevin Youklis homered in the fourth.

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Bergesen went 4 2/3 innings in Sarasota and gave up three hits. He was particularly happy with the way he adjusted after getting out of rhythm in the Pirates' two-run first inning.

"I felt myself rushing in my delivery,'' he said. "So I went in a talked to Kranny (Rick Kranitz) and he told me to go out and try go stay back on the rubber...Being able to go out there, feeling that and making that adjustment was huge. The key to me getting back to my old self is getting back in that tempo."

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