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Steve Pearce sticks it to his former team with 5 RBIs in win over Pirates

Steve Pearce sticks it to his former team with 5 RBIs in win over Pirates

Steve Pearce was just hoping to find a new team by mid-June before he had to embark on a 13-game road odyssey with his minor league club.

Instead, of busing around the bushes with a Triple-A squad without a home, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, Pearce found himself with the Orioles on June 2.

And within two weeks he's become just another ho-hum, unexpected Orioles hero in an early season that keeps producing them like the Chesapeake spills out blue crabs.

On Thursday night, these upstart Orioles pounded the Pittsburgh Pirates, 12-6, partially because of Pearce, who had a career-high five RBIs.

“It felt good I'll tell you that,” said Pearce, whose...

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