The Baltimore Orioles beat the Pittsburgh Pirates by a 6-3 score at Camden Yards on Saturday. With the defeat, the Bucs will now try to avoid the series sweep when the two teams take the field on Sunday afternoon.
JT Brubaker (2-10) started for Pittsburgh, giving up three runs on eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts in four innings. Eric Stout gave up a pair of runs in the fifth inning, while Duane Underwood Jr. pitched a scoreless frame and Chase De Jong gave up a run in his two innings on the bump.
Austin Voth (2-1) was the winning pitcher for Baltimore, giving up three runs on six hits with a walk and five strikeouts in five innings. The O’s bullpen was solid, combining to pitch four hitless innings, while only giving up one walk.
A single by Terrin Vavra scored a run in the first inning for Baltimore to give them the early lead. Two more runs in the second inning put them in control. A single by Jorge Mateo and a double by Brett Phillips made it 3-0.
Pittsburgh got right back in the game in the top of the fourth. A two run homerun by Oneil Cruz, his 9th of the season, cut the O’s lead to 3-2. But Baltimore would respond with two more runs in the bottom of the fifth of the bat of Ryan McKenna, who blasted a two run double.
A single by Ke’Bryan Hayes in the sixth cut the lead down to 5-3, but once again, Baltimore responded. A sacrifice fly by Cedric Mullins in the seventh made it 6-3, which would be the final.
After winning three straight over the Milwaukee Brewers this past week, the Pirates are now in danger of dropping three in a row in Baltimore. They will send Bryse Wilson to the mound on Sunday against Spenser Watkins for the Orioles.
Record vs. Orioles: 0-2
Record vs. American League: 2-9
Record on the Road: 19-35
Overall Record: 43-64
Let’s Go Bucs!