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The Pirates cut the Orioles' lead to 2-1 in the fifth inning when Lyle Overbay ripped Clay Rapada's 0-1 pitch over the wall in right center field. Lefties went only 1-for-19 against Rapada in the big leagues last year, so it is indeed rare for the southpaw to give up the long ball to a left-handed hitter.

The Orioles answered with a run in the top of the sixth on catcher Craig Tatum's two-out RBI infield single. Vladimir Guerrero led off the inning with a single to right before being lifted for pinch runner Josh Bell. Guerrero finished 2-for-3 with an RBI. Nolan Reimold then walked ahead of Tatum's two-out single.

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Pittsburgh got the run right back in the bottom of the sixth against Koji Uehara. Jose Tabata led off the inning with a single. Center fielder Matt Angle denied Josh Rodriguez an extra-base hit by slamming into the wall to make the catch for the first out. However, with two outs, Pedro Alvarez lofted a high fly ball over second base that got caught up in the wind, causing Brendan Harris to overrun the ball. That brought a run home, making the score 3-2 after six.

The only Orioles starter still in the game is left fielder Nolan Reimold,, who is 1-for-1 with a homer and two walks.

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