Starling Marte

Orioles flex muscles early, crush three home runs in first inning of 13-5 win over Pirates

Orioles flex muscles early, crush three home runs in first inning of 13-5 win over Pirates

The Orioles wasted no time showing just how intimidating their lineup can be during Saturday’s 13-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium.

Trey Mancini, Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop all crushed home runs in a span of four at-bats in the first inning off Pirates pitcher Chad Kuhl. The Orioles added seven runs in the third and two in the fourth to improve to 7-8-1 in Grapefruit League play.

Adam Jones tried to join the party, hammering two long line drives to center field in his first two at-bats, but both were run down by Pirates center fielder Starling Marte. As baseball luck would have it, Jones didn’t get his first RBI until his second at-bat of the...

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