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Pirates recall RHP Irwin to make start

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PITTSBURGH (AP)

The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-hander Phil Irwin from Class AAA Indianapolis on Sunday and he was set to make his major-league debut by starting against the Cincinnati Reds.

The Pirates optioned infielder/outfielder Josh Harrison to Indianapolis to clear room on the roster for Irwin.

Irwin, 26, won his only start with Indianapolis this season, allowing one run in six innings for a 1.50 ERA. He has a 29-16 record in the minor leagues since being the Pirates' 21st-round draft pick in 2009 from the University of Mississippi.

Harrison hit .125 with one RBI in six games.

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