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Orioles' offense breaks out in 8-3 win over Pirates

Orioles' offense breaks out in 8-3 win over Pirates

For weeks, they promised that an offensive outburst like this one was coming. Even as the scoring opportunities vanished amid ill-timed strikeouts and double-play balls, the Orioles maintained that they were a good offensive club and it was only a matter of time before they showed it. The long-awaited offensive breakout arrived Monday night, when the Orioles scored five runs in the first and knocked out overmatched Pittsburgh Pirates starter Charlie Morton after the second en route to an 8-3 victory in front of an announced 22,447 at PNC Park. "Use the guy hitting in front of you as motivation," said center fielder Adam Jones, who drove in two runs and was one of five Orioles...

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