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5/10/2013 9:28 P.M. ET

Pirates extend 'How Many Ks' promotion

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today the "How Many Ks" promotion will be extended thru Saturday, May 11 in honor of the expected debut of Pirates pitcher Francisco Liriano. The fan-value promotion will allow fans an opportunity to save one dollar for every total strikeout registered on Thursday, May 9, Friday, May 10 and now Saturday, May 11 as the team takes on the New York Mets at Citi Field as part of the four-game series. 

Liriano was signed by the Pirates as a free agent on February 8, 2013 and has made five rehab starts in the Pirates minor league system this season. The left-handed pitcher made three starts with Indianapolis, the Pirates' Triple-A affiliate, and struck out 23 batters in 16.0 innings pitched. Last season, Liriano struck out a career-high 15 batters on July 13 vs. Oakland and followed that start up with a 10 strikeout performance for his 11th career game with 10-or-more strikeouts on July 18 vs. Baltimore. In 2010, Liriano struck out 10-or-more batters five times while pitching for the Minnesota Twins.

For every strikeout the Pirates pitching staff records during the three games in New York, fans will receive one dollar off the purchase price of Lower Outfield Box and Outfield Box seats for a game during the week of Monday, May 13 thru Friday, May 17 as the Pirates host the Milwaukee Brewers for a four-game series and the Houston Astros on Friday. The regular advance purchase price for Lower Outfield Box seats is $32, while Outfield Box seats are $28, so if the Pirates strike out a total of 15 batters during the two games against the Mets, individual tickets will be made available for just $17 per game in the Lower Outfield Box section and $13 in the Outfield Box section throughout the following week.

Games eligible for discount:

Monday, May 13 vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)

Tuesday, May 14 vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)

Wednesday, May 15 vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)

Thursday, May 16 vs. Milwaukee Brewers (7:05 p.m.)

Friday, May 17 vs. Houston Astros (7:05 p.m.) Free Shirt Friday presented by ROOT SPORTS

Tickets for the week of the promotion will be made available for purchase 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game on Saturday, May 11 exclusively at pirates.com/howmanyks. Tickets will also be available for purchase at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, at the PNC Park box office or by calling 1-877-893-2827. The promotion will run as long as supplies last.

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