Center fielder Adam Jones extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a single in the first inning. Counting that at-bat, he was hitting .357 with five homers and 11 RBIs in 56 at-bats since the streak began. … Nelson Cruz is expected to start both games in left field in Pittsburgh because there is no designated hitter in interleague games played in National League parks. Heading into Tuesday, Cruz had started 19 games in left field, 18 at DH and four in right field. … Catcher Matt Wieters (right elbow strain) said the discomfort in his elbow seems to improve daily since he had a platelet-rich plasma injection May 12. But there is no date set for him to resume throwing. … Right-hander Edgmer Escalona (right shoulder) also threw his first inning in extended spring training Tuesday against the Twins. He picked up five outs in one inning so he could reach his intended pitch limit. … Outfielder Nolan Reimold (neck) continues to do all baseball activities in Sarasota and has appeared in simulated games. The next step for Reimold is an extended spring training game, Showalter said. … Triple-A right-hander Kevin Gausman gave up four runs and six hits in five innings Tuesday. He struck out six batters and walked one. ... Double-A Bowie outfielder Dariel Alvarez had a career-high six RBIs in Monday's win against Erie. Alvarez, 25, had four hits, including two double and a three-run homer, and scored four runs.