Gerrit Cole tagged for 5 runs in Opener

Win: Rick Porcello (1-0)
Loss: Gerrit Cole (0-1)
Save: Craig Kimbrel (1)

1. Cole tagged for 5 runs
Gerrit Cole gave up five runs and seven hits in five innings. He struck out two and walked one. Cole was tagged for all five runs in the fifth inning.

2. 3-Run Seventh
— Down 5-0, the Pirates scored 3 runs on 4 hits in the seventh inning to claw back into the game with a 3-run seventh. Josh Harrison (1-4, RBI), Jordy Mercer (1-4, RBI) each had RBI singles and Starling Marte (0-4, RBI) had a sacrifice fly.

3. 1-for-11
The top of the Pirates order, Adam Frazier (1-3. BB), Starling Marte, and Andrew McCutchen (0-4, 3K) went a combined 1-for-11. Andrew McCutchen struck out three times.

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