A few updates (and more)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Jake Arrieta has retired 13 of the last 14 batters, and the Orioles have given him a 5-3 lead in the fifth inning.

Instant update: J.J. Hardy singled off reliever Evan Meek to increase the lead to 6-3. We’re still in the fifth.

Arrieta has blanked the Pirates on one hit since the first inning. He’s thrown 70 pitches, 45 for strikes.

See what happens when I challenge the young arms to produce better results?

Felix Pie broke a 3-3 tie in the fifth inning with his first home run, a two-run shot off Pirates starter Ross Ohlendorf. He cleared the fence in center field.

Mark Reynolds has homered and lined a double off the fence in left.

Derrek Lee picked up his first hit as an Oriole with a single into left field leading off the fifth.

Brian Roberts has singled and walked in four plate appearances.

Tonight’s attendance: 6,677.

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