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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 4, Orioles 3

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Monday, March 11, 2013, 11:21 p.m.

Orioles starter: RHP Jake Arrieta 4 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB 5 K

Pirates starter: LHP Jeff Locke 3 13 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR

Team Black and Gold: Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert, coach Mike Tomlin and tight ends coach James Daniel were at the game. Manager Clint Hurdle said he encouraged them to come down.

That helps: Neil Walker was batting .125 coming into the game (2 for 16) and Brad Hawpe, a non-roster invitee, was batting .130 (3 for 23). Walker hit a double, his first extra-base hit, in the first inning, and Hawpe homered in the eighth.

Stock up: Phil Irwin relieved starter Jeff Locke with one out and runners on first and second then struck out two to end the inning. The right-hander allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven in 3 23 innings.

Stock down: Pedro Alvarez was 0 for 2, bringing his total this spring to 2 for 22 with five strikeouts. His batting average dipped to .090 in nine games.

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