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Pirates re-shuffle lineup for finale

Pirates re-shuffle lineup for finale

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ATLANTA -- Another game, another lineup. The Pirates keep trying anything to get their offense going.

Sunday's lineup against the Braves featured just two players hitting in the same spot as in the series opener Friday, and Neil Walker and Garrett Jones were on the move defensively. Walker was back at third base and Jones was in left field instead of right for the first time.

With center fielder Andrew McCutchen leading off for the second game in a row, second baseman Aki Iwamura was dropped to No. 8 for the first time. Also in new lineup spots were right fielder Delwyn Young in the three hole, first baseman Jeff Clement batting fifth, and shortstop Ronny Cedeno in the sixth spot.

McCutchen had hit first just once this season prior to being put in the leadoff spot Saturday. Asked if he liked leading off, McCutchen, was noncommittal.

"It doesn't matter to me where I hit, along as I'm in the lineup," said the second-year player, who was batting .314 going into Sunday.

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