Pirates left-hander Steven Brault, a former Orioles farmhand who was traded to Pittsburgh before the 2015 season, pitched a scoreless first inning Saturday against the organization that drafted him.
“It was cool that I got to face the Orioles,” Brault said. “That makes it extra fun.”
Brault was traded to the Pirates along with minor league left-hander Stephen Tarpley for outfielder Travis Snider, who was supposed to be the heir apparent to Nick Markakis. But Snider hit just .237 in 69 games with the Orioles before being released that August.
Brault allowed the first batter he faced to reach base – Orioles leadoff hitter Joey Rickard reached on an error...