By Zane Heiple
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The Buccos were back in action against the American League East today as they took on the Baltimore Orioles for the fourth time this spring, having dropped the previous three. Ross “The Boss” Ohlendorf took the hill for the Pirates against the Orioles’ Chris Tillman.
All six of the Orioles’ runs in the frame came with two outs.
’s huge inning caused the Pirates’ coaches to pull Ross from the game after only three innings, when hew as originally scheduled to pitch five. It has been a rough week for Baltimore ’s potential starters. Hopefully the staff is able to get it together over these final two weeks of Spring Training. Pittsburgh
The Pirates cut the lead in half in the fifth inning when Andrew McCutchen’s single drove in Jose Tabata. Cutch would score two batters later on a single by Diaz.
The only pitcher to show life for the Pirates today was Daniel McCutchen, who went two innings while giving up three hits and walking one batter.
Pittsburgh will try to end this stretch of awful baseball tomorrow when they head to to play the Philadelphia Phillies. Brad Lincoln will start for the Buccos and Ryan Doumit is expected to return from a minor oblique strain. Clearwater, Florida
Let’s Go Bucs!