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Pirates get 29 hits, trounce Blue Jays 22-5

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Wandy Rodriguez contributed a two-run homer and RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates got 29 hits Tuesday and routed the Toronto Blue Jays 22-5.

Starling Marte and Jose Tabata each homered and drove in four runs. Marte got five hits and Tabata had four. The Pirates finished with nine extra-base hits.

In his first at-bat of the spring, Rodriguez hit a full-count fastball from J.A. Happ into the Pirates’ bullpen in right field. Rodriguez added his single in an eight-run fourth inning.

Rodriguez made his final start of spring training, working 4 2-3 innings and allowing three runs on six hits and four walks.

Matt Tuiasosopo hit a solo home run for Toronto.

Happ did not help his bid to claim a job in Toronto’s rotation. He faced 20 batters in three-plus innings and allowed seven runs and 12 hits.