Spring Training continues to progress positively for the Baltimore Orioles, who battle and play hard in preparation for Opening day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. In their most recent Spring Training game the team fell in a heartbreaker to the Pittsburgh Pirates by a final of 6-5.
Pittsburgh struck first thanks to an RBI sacrifice fly by Phillip Evans in the Bottom of the First Inning. Baltimore tied things up in the bottom of the Second thanks to an RBI single by Freddy Galvis.
Evans helped the Pirates get ahead in the Bottom of the Third thanks to a two-run single in the Bottom of the third, before the Baltimore bats woke up in the Fourth Inning.
It was a double party as Galvis started the frame with a two-bagger to left field, which cut the Pirates lead. Pedro Severino recorded his second double of Spring Training by ripping one to center field. Cedrick Mullins proceeded to lace one to right field to give the O’s a 4-3 lead.
In the bottom of the Fifth it was errors by the Orioles that tied up the game, before a two-run double by Erik Gonzalez made the score 6-3 in the Bottom of the Sixth Inning.
Baltimore made things close in the Top of the Eighth Inning thanks to a double by Rio Ruiz, but the Pirates were able to hold off the rest of the O’s defense and earn a victory on Monday afternoon.
On the hill for the Orioles John Means had a three-strikeout performance in 3.2 innings to help showcase his talents for the start of the 2021 season.
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The Orioles will be at Ed Smith Stadium to host the Tampa Bay Rays as they continue Spring Training action, in a game that is set for 1:05 p.m. On the mound for the O’s will be Cesar Valdez who is set to take on Trevor Richards.
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