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Jonathan Schoop's home run forces Orioles, Pirates to 7-7 tie
Jonathan Schoop's home run forces Orioles, Pirates to 7-7 tie

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates tied, 7-7, in 10 innings Sunday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium after each team had a home run in the ninth. Reigning National League Most Valuable Player Andrew McCutchen hit a solo homer off minor leaguer Oliver Drake to put the Pittsburgh Pirates ahead, 7-6. Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop then tied the game in the bottom of the inning with a solo shot in front of a sellout crowd of 8,064 at Ed Smith Stadium. Schoop's home run, which went to center field, was the fifth overall in the game on an afternoon that was challenging for pitchers with the wind blowing out to left field. The 22-year-old infielder is batting .400 with...

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