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.