By: Mike Vukovcan

Pittsburgh (KDKA): Here’s Clint Hurdle’s starting lineup for today’s Home Opener vs. the Colorado Rockies.

Jose Tabata, LF
Neil Walker, 2B
Andrew McCutchen, CF
Lyle Overbay, 1B
Pedro Alvarez, 3B
Ryan Doumit, C
Garrett Jones, RF
Ronny Cedeno, SS
Paul Maholm, P

Game Day Notes:
*Jose Tabata has hit safely in each of the first six games…Since the All-Star break last season, Tabata’s 101 hits are tied with Colorado’s Carlos Gonzalez for first amoung National League players…Ichiro leads all MLB players with 102 hits in that time

*The Pirates pitching staff has been charged with 15 earned runs in 52 innings of work in the first six games (2.60 ERA)

*The Pirates rank second in the National League ERA (2.60) behind Atlanta (2.47)

*The Pirates began the season winning back-to-back series on the road; the first time the club has posted consecutive winning road series since August 2007.

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