2-minute Drill: Polanco Blast in 13th Saves Bullpen from Embarrassment as Pirates Take Open


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  • Gregory Polanco’s 3-run homer in 13th gives Pirates opening-day win.
  • Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt, the face of Loyola-Chicago’s miraculous run through the NCAA tournament, says the entire experience feels surreal.
  • When he put up nine goals and 29 points as a precocious, 19-year-old rookie in 2013-14, some assumed Olli Maatta would be the kind of slick-skating, puck-moving defenseman who would rack up big offensive numbers year after year.
  • After just one game, the New York Yankees’ once-crowded outfield became suddenly thin when the team was forced to place center fielder Aaron Hicks on the 10-day disabled list Friday.
  • James Harrison knows what it’s like to be a villain.

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