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Pirates pick up first win and a look at the NCAA Final Four

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Raise the Jolly Roger.  Monday the Pittsburgh Pirates won their first game of the season.

It's the day baseball fans across the country have been waiting for, opening day.

Die hard Pirates fans showed up early Monday morning to PNC park, some at the crack of dawn to get the best spots to tailgate.

You can credit the long cold winter or the success the team had last season, but it was a record crowd on hand to kick off another year of Major League Baseball.

Pirates fans were not let down, Pittsburgh won 1-0 with a walk-off home run by Neil Walker in the bottom of the 10th inning.