Pirates

Taillon starts opening day, Archer home opener

BRADENTON, Fla. -- Jameson Taillon used to pore through the boxscores of exhibition games while he was growing up in the suburbs of Houston, trying to determine who the opening-day starters would be for each of the major-league teams.

Now, he’s one of those pitchers.

Taillon will start March 28 when the Pirates open the season in Cincinnati. Clint Hurdle made the announcement Saturday following his team’s workout at Pirate City, adding that Chris Archer will pitch in the home opener April 1 against the Cardinals at PNC Park. Trevor Williams and Joe Musgrove will pitch the second and third games of the series in Cincinnati.

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