The May 11 game against the Cardinals, originally scheduled for 1:35 p.m. ET, has been reset to 8:05 p.m. ET for ESPN.
The Pirates will begin taking their national bows on Opening Day. Their March 31 opener against the Cubs will start at 1:05 p.m. ET, a half-hour sooner than originally scheduled, upon selection as part of ESPN's Opening Day lineup.
The starting times of two Saturday games have been altered to accommodate national telecasts:
• May 24 versus Washington, moved from 4:05 p.m. ET to 7:15 p.m. ET for FOX.
• Aug. 30 versus Cincinnati, moved from 7:05 p.m. ET to 4:05 p.m. ET for FOX Sports 1.
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