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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 5, Orioles 2; Pirates 7, Twins 4

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By Karen Price

Published: Sunday, March 10, 2013, 7:27 p.m.


ORIOLES at PIRATES, 1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton


Pirates starter: LHP Jeff Locke

Orioles starter: LHP Zach Britton

SUNDAY'S results

pIRATES 5, orioles 2

Pirates starter: RHP Gerrit Cole 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR

Orioles starter: RHP Miguel Gonzalez 2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO


Pirates starter: RHPJonathan Sanchez 2 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 1 SO

Twins starter: RHP Liam Hendriks 3 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO, 3 HR

Sanchez long balls: Three guys with the last name Sanchez started for the Pirates against the Twins and ended up with home runs on their stat lines. Catcher Tony Sanchez and first baseman Gaby Sanchez each hit a home run, and starting pitcher Jonathan Sanchez allowed one.

Stock up: The bullpen pitched six scoreless innings against the Orioles and 41⁄3 against the Twins. Of the 10 relievers used between the two games Sunday, only Stolmy Pimentel allowed a run (two runs, one earned, on three hits in 22⁄3 innings).

Stock down: Maybethe anthem singer in Sarasota had never seen the Orioles play before. When the crowd yelled “O” she seemed so caught off guard that she practically laughed through the rest of the anthem.




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