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Pirates Spring Training: Bucs Win One Of Two Split-Squad Games

The Pirates beat the Tampa Bay Rays and lost to the Baltimore Orioles today in split-squad Spring Training action.

The Pirates beat the Rays, 6-5. Garrett Atkins hit a three-run homer to lead the Bucs, and Matt Diaz had a double. Bryan Morris started the game and pitched two innings, allowing one run. Rudy Owens pitched two innings in relief for the win, and Sean Gallagher pitched two scoreless innings to collect the save.

The Bucs (a different group of them; both games were going on at the same time) lost to the Orioles, 6-4. Pedro Alvarez went 2-for-3, including a double, and weirdly tried to steal a base (and was caught). Lyle Overbay hit a solo home run, and organizational player Miles Durham hit a two-run jack. Paul Maholm started the game and allowed two runs on four hits in two innings, and Justin Wilson allowed three runs in relief. Jeff Karstens pitched two scoreless innings.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.