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Pirates Announce Game Time Changes

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The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today four home game time changes throughout the 2014 season

starting with Opening Day at PNC Park on Monday, March 31.

 The 2014 Opening Day contest vs. the Chicago Cubs was originally scheduled for a 1:35 p.m. first pitch

and will now be moved to 1:05 p.m. to accommodate the ESPN national telecast. The game will also be

carried on ROOT Sports.

 The Sunday, May 11 contest vs. the St. Louis Cardinals has been selected by ESPN for its exclusive

National Sunday Night Baseball telecast. As a result the first pitch will move from 1:35 p.m. to 8:05 p.m.

This will mark the Pirates first appearance on the Sunday night showcase from PNC Park.

 Two additional games will experience a change in first pitch times. Saturday, May 24 vs. the

Washington Nationals has changed from 4:05 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. as the game was chosen for an

exclusive FOX national telecast. The Saturday, August 30 game vs. the Cincinnati Reds has moved from

7:05 p.m. to 4:05 p.m. and will be telecast nationally on Fox Sports 1, with ROOT Sports also having the

ability to carry the divisional match-up.

 Due to the later game time change, the Saturday, August 30 Skyblast featuring Gavin DeGraw will now

be a Fan Jam concert presented by Highmark. The Pirates will announce an additional Zambelli

Fireworks Night to be added to the schedule at a later date.