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Pirates name Francisco Liriano Opening Day Starter

LIRIANO NAMED OPENING DAY STARTER

For the second straight year, Francisco Liriano will be the Pirates opening day starter. Liriano will get the start April 6 at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. Liriano will be the first Pirate pitcher since Oliver Perez (2005-2006) to start consecutive Opening Days.
Gerrit Cole will start the second game vs the Reds, followed by A.J. Burnett. The Pirates then travel to Milwaukee for a three game series.
The Pirates have set their rotation up for Cole to start the home opener against Detroit on April 13.

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