Pit 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 6
Altoona 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 8
Date of game: 3/30/2013

Recap: Altoona vs. Pittsburgh

Altoona, PA (Sports Network) - Carlos Paulino drove in a pair of runs as Double-A Altoona took an 8-6 win over Pittsburgh in the final preseason game for the Pirates.

Mel Rojas and Justin Howard each had two hits, an RBI and a run scored, while Andrew Lambo scored twice for Altoona.

Making a start for the Curve, Pirates closer Jason Grilli pitched a scoreless inning, while Justin Wilson got the win for pitching a scoreless fifth.

Starling Marte hit a grand slam and Andy Vasquez and Stefan Welch each drove in a run for the Pirates, who saw starter James McDonald give up four runs on three hits with four walks in just two innings.

Pittsburgh starts its regular season at home against the Chicago Cubs on Monday.

Game Notes

Five FCS teams banned from postseason

Five FCS programs received postseason bans for the 2015 season under NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate penalties announced Wednesday

Ray McDonald arrested again

Former 49ers and Bears defensive lineman Ray McDonald was arrested Wednesday for violating a restraining order that was issued as a result of his domestic violence and child endangerment arrest that occurred Monday.

Cardinals 1B Adams to miss 3-4 months with quad strain

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is expected to miss the next 3-to-4 months while recovering from a severe right quadriceps strain that he suffered running the bases on Tuesday.

On the ropes, Blackhawks scratch Timonen

Facing elimination in a Game 6 on home ice Wednesday against the Anaheim Ducks, the Chicago Blackhawks decided to make veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen a healthy scratch.

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