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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 7, Orioles 7 (10 innings)

AP - Baseball fans duck as the solo home run by the Orioles' Chris Davis clears the left-field fence and the reach of Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (6) during the third inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Baseball fans duck as the solo home run by the Orioles' Chris Davis clears the left-field fence and the reach of Pirates left fielder Starling Marte (6) during the third inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
AP - Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during the first inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during the first inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
AP - Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during the first inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws during the first inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
AP - The Pirates' Starling Marte rounds third base after his solo home run during the first inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Pirates' Starling Marte rounds third base after his solo home run during the first inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
AP - Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and his son, Patrick (left) meet Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (right) during batting practice before a spring training game against the Pirates on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and his son, Patrick (left) meet Orioles first baseman Chris Davis (right) during batting practice before a spring training game against the Pirates on Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
AP - Orioles second baseman Jemile Weeks reaches but misses the throw from catcher Matt Wieters, allowing the Pirates' Travis Ishikawa to steal second during the fourth inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Orioles second baseman Jemile Weeks reaches but misses the throw from catcher Matt Wieters, allowing the Pirates' Travis Ishikawa to steal second during the fourth inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
AP - The Orioles' Chris Davis (19) is greeted at the dugout after his solo home run during the third inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Orioles' Chris Davis (19) is greeted at the dugout after his solo home run during the third inning of a spring training game Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Sarasota, Fla.

Pirates/MLB Videos

Monday's game

vs. Tigers

1:05 p.m.

McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.

TV: ESPN

Tigers starter: RHP Rick Porcello

Pirates starter: LHP Wandy Rodriguez

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 5:51 p.m.
 

Good starts: The leadoff hitter for each team smacked a home run in the first inning. Starling Marte drove the second pitch of the game over the wall in center field. Nick Markakis went deep to left for his first homer of the spring.

Big hit: Jordy Mercer broke a 3-3 tie in the sixth by hitting a two-run double that landed at the base of the center field wall.

Count confusion: In the eighth inning, Robert Andino went to first base after what the home plate umpire thought was ball four. After Orioles manager Buck Showalter went out to argue, the umps huddled and called Andino back to the plate. He fouled off a pitch, then drew an actual ball four.

Stock up: Marte hit the ball hard in two at-bats, and came up a couple of feet shy of homering again in the sixth inning. He also got a standing ovation from Orioles fans after making a fantastic, diving catch of Jemile Weeks' liner.

Stock down: Gerrit Cole served up three home runs in a game for the first time since ... um, ever, maybe? Chris Davis lobbed an opposite-field blast to left and Ryan Flaherty's two-run shot traveled a long way to center field.

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