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Previewing Tuesday's Pirates-Orioles game

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Monday, May 19, 2014, 5:09 p.m.

• The Pirates and Orioles have been involved in plenty of close games so far this season. The Pirates are 13-15 in games decided by either one (11-11) or two (2-4) runs. The Orioles are 14-9 when the margin is either one (10-4) or two (4-5) runs. Last year, half of the Orioles' games were decided by either one (20-31) or two (20-11) runs.

• Zach Britton notched his first save of the season Thursday. He's the first Orioles left-hander to record a save since former Pirates reliever Mike Gonzalez on July 16, 2011. Britton is the 45th left-hander to save a game for the O's. Tippy Martinez is Baltimore's all-time lefty saves leader (105) and is third on the club's all-time list.

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The Pirates have a 6-14 road record, which ties them with the Astros, Cubs and Marlins for the fewest road wins in the majors. They are 12-11 at home. A week from Tuesday, the Pirates begin arguably their toughest road trip of the season, a 10-game, coast-to-coast swing vs. the Mets, Dodgers and Padres.




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