Bradenton, FL (Sports Network) - Chris Dickerson hit a grand slam in the first
inning and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 12-10, in
spring training action.
Steve Pearce and Wilson Betemit drove in two runs apiece for the Orioles, who
scored eight runs in the first inning. Nolin Reimold, Travis Ishikawa and
Trayvon Robinson each knocked in a run in the victory.
Orioles starter Brian Matusz allowed five runs on nine hits over four innings.
Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run home run while Gary Sanchez went 3-for-4 and
knocked in three runs for the Pirates. Pedro Alvarez and Lucas May had two RBI
apiece and Neil Walker drove in a run in defeat.
Pirates starter Chris Leroux allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- and lasted
just 1/3 inning.
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