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Four homers propel Orioles to 6-5 Grapefruit League win over Pirates

Four homers propel Orioles to 6-5 Grapefruit League win over Pirates

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles hit a spring-high four homers off Pittsburgh Pirates pitching Friday afternoon in a 6-5 win at Ed Smith Stadium. It was the Orioles' sixth victory in seven  Grapefruit League games this spring. Second baseman Brian Roberts led off the bottom of the first inning by taking a 0-1 offering from right-hander James McDonald over the right-field fence. Nolan Reimold and Wilson Betemit then hit back-to-back homers with two outs in the second inning off McDonald to put the Orioles up 4-0. Reimold’s two-run shot, which came after Nate McLouth’s two-out single, cleared the picnic area beyond the left-field fence For Roberts...

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