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Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Kyle McPherson gave up three runs in the third inning, and the Baltimore Orioles held on for a 6-3 victory Friday night at McKechnie Field.
Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs, one earned, over 2 1-3 innings in his second start for Baltimore.
With the score tied at 1, McPherson hit leadoff batter Alexi Casilla in the third and walked Ryan Flaherty. Jason Pridie hit a one-out RBI single, Travis Ishikawa doubled in a run and Trayvon Robinson drove in another with a single.
It was McPherson's third start of the spring. Pittsburgh's 2011 minor league pitcher of the year is fighting for a spot in the rotation.
Starling Marte was 2 for 2 with a walk, two stolen bases and two runs scored for the Pirates.
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News and notes from spring training and the WBC…
The Pirates take on the Orioles tonight at 7:05 in their only home night game of the spring. ROOT Sports will carry the game. Kyle McPherson will get the start.
The Bucs are on ROOT Sports again tomorrow. That game starts at 1:05 against the Twins.
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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- A.J. Burnett prepared for his opening-day start by allowing two runs and two hits in 4 2-3 innings Saturday in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 5-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins.
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The Baltimore Orioles continue to scout Los Angeles Dodgers
starting pitchers Aaron Harang, Ted Lilly and Chris Capuano, according to Roch
Kubatko of MASN Sports.
#orioles continue to scout Harang, Lilly and Capuano with Dodgers. Any would fit as veteran starter.
— Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) March 7, 2013
Kubatko notes that any of the Dodgers’ arms would...
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