DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) — Starting pitcher Casey Sadler and Aaron Sanchez each threw hitless inning Sunday and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Toronto Blue Jays 1-0.
Sadler struck out three without a walk for the Pirates. Toronto had just one hit until getting two more in the ninth.
Sanchez fanned three and walked one. In his previous exhibition start, also against the Pirates, the hard-throwing righty gave up four hits and five runs in 1 1-3 innings.
Jose Bautista returned to Torontos lineup in right field after missing the past two games with tightness in his right hamstring. He went 0 for 1 with a walk.
Brent Morel doubled home Jose Tabata in the fourth.
The game took just 2 hours, 29 minutes to complete.
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