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Pirates pitcher Steven Brault, ex-Orioles minor leaguer, sings national anthem Tuesday in Pittsburgh

Pirates pitcher Steven Brault, ex-Orioles minor leaguer, sings national anthem Tuesday in Pittsburgh

Eleven minutes before the scheduled first pitch of the Pittsburgh Pirates' game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday, left-handed relief pitcher Steven Brault took to the field for the national anthem.

Unlike the other times the former Orioles minor leaguer has done that since he's been in the major leagues, Brault didn't line up in front of the dugout with his teammates, his cap in hand on his heart.

Instead Brault was behind home plate performing.

“I think it went pretty well,” Brault said after singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the first time in the majors. “I was a little more...

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