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Pirates Spring Training Scores: Bucs Post Loss, Tie In Split-Squad Action

In split-squad action on Saturday, the Pirates tied the Baltimore Orioles 6-6 and lost to the Minnesota Twins, 15-3.

Alex Presley and Garrett Jones homered in the tie against the Orioles, but starter Erik Bedard gave up two home runs of his own, leading to four earned runs over five innings. Casey McGehee and Rod Barajas both allowed two hits apiece.

The game was the Pirates’ last Spring Training game in Bradenton this year.

In the Twins matchup, Kevin Correia allowed 10 runs in 2.1 innings, raising his spring ERA to 7.71. After 1.2 scoreless innings by minor-leaguer Matt McSwain, Daniel McCutchen entered and gave up three runs in an inning. Then it was Tim Wood’s turn, and he gave up two more runs. Juan Cruz and minor-leaguer Ryan Beckman pitched a scoreless ninth. Michael McKenry had two hits in the loss.

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