Final: Orioles 12, Pirates 6
The Orioles scored 10 runs in this one before the Pirates even got a single player on base. That is not a recipe for success.
The Pirates’ offense eventually woke up and scored six runs on ten hits, but it was way too late as this one was put out of reach early on.
Even the usually steady bullpen was pretty bad in this one. Doug Slaten gave up three runs, all on a Steve Pearce home run, to end his scoreless inning streak that dated back to the first week of April. Chris Resop did ok giving up just a run over 3 innings, and Jared Hughes gave up a solo homer to Mark Reynolds in the 8th.
Pedro Alvarez was 1 for 4 with an RBI single. It was the first run driven in by Alvarez since May 28th. Casey McGehee was 1 for 3 with a walk and an RBI single. Jose Tabata went 1 for 4 with a double.