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David Washington's walk-off two-run homer gives Orioles 7-6 win over Pirates

David Washington's walk-off two-run homer gives Orioles 7-6 win over Pirates

The Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates traded bursts of offense over the course of Saturday’s Grapefruit League exhibition at Ed Smith Stadium, but it took all nine innings to settle the matter.

Rangy outfielder David Washington came up with one out in the bottom of the ninth and launched a two-run homer to center field to give the Orioles a 7-6 victory and transform relief pitcher Oliver Drake from losing pitcher to a winning one before a sellout crowd of 7,487.

Drake had allowed a tiebreaking run in the top of the inning when he walked Pirates third baseman Gift Ngoepe with one out and allowed a two-out double to shortstop Alen Hanson. He stood to take the loss until...

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