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Trey Mancini homers as Orioles beat Pirates, 8-6

Trey Mancini homers as Orioles beat Pirates, 8-6

Orioles prospect Trey Mancini was back starting at first base Friday afternoon, continuing to force a difficult roster decision over the next two weeks as he attempts to push his way onto the team’s Opening Day roster.

Mancini hit his second home run of Grapefruit League season, sending a towering blast over the left-field fence of LECOM Park off Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Drew Hutchison, igniting a stretch of five straight Orioles runs in an 8-6 win.  

Nearly two-thirds of the way into this spring’s schedule, Mancini leads the Orioles in extra-base hits (four doubles and two homers) and total bases with 23. His is also hitting .351 this spring with a...