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The Orioles defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-2, tonight at McKechnie Field in Bradenton to end their six-game exhibition losing streak, but only because the bullpen did a spectacular job of holding a one-run lead for 7 2/3 innings.

Luis Lebron, Jason Berken, Mark Hendrickson, Will Ohman, Kam Mickolio and Matt Albers each held the Pirates scoreless after starter Brad Bergesen gave up a pair of runs over 1 1/3 innings in his 2010 exhibition debut.

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The game ended in a light drizzle, but the Pirates went ahead with their scheduled fireworks show, which was good because the crowd had not seen anything resembling a rocket since the second inning.

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