SARASOTA, Fla. -- Minor League infielder David Washington hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Orioles a 7-6 win over the Pirates on Saturday at Ed Smith Stadium.Pittsburgh, which had won four straight Grapefruit League games, was led by Adam Frazier, who
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Minor League infielder David Washington hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Orioles a 7-6 win over the Pirates on Saturday at Ed Smith Stadium.
Pittsburgh, which had won four straight Grapefruit League games, was led by Adam Frazier, who drove in three runs. Frazier's two-run single gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead in the second. In the fifth, Mpho' Ngoepe tripled to center and scored on Frazier's infield out.
Baltimore Rule 5 Draft choice Anthony Santander, who had struck out 10 times in his first 20 at-bats, hit his first home run of the spring, a two-run homer in the sixth.
Mike Wright started for the Orioles, and he allowed three runs -- one unearned -- on six hits in 2 2/3 innings.
"The final numbers are what they are, but I feel positively about what I went out there and executed," Wright said.
Right-hander Clay Holmes started for Pittsburgh and allowed two runs on four hits in 1 2/3 innings.
"[My fastball] was moving a little bit so it was a little harder to command and get a feel for those things," Holmes said.
Alen Hanson's two-out, ninth-inning double put the Pirates ahead, 6-5, before Washington's game-winning home run.
Pirates Up Next: The Pirates will host a Minnesota Twins split-squad at LECOM Park in Bradenton on Sunday at 1:05 p.m. ET. Trevor Williams will get the start for Pittsburgh, with Steven Brault, Felipe Rivero, Tyler Webb and Casey Sadler scheduled to pitch in relief. Former Pirate Ryan Vogelsong, who went 3-7 with a 4.81 ERA in 24 appearances with Pittsburgh last season, will get the start for the Twins as he tries to nail down the fifth starter or long relief role. The game can be seen on MLB.TV.
Orioles Up Next: The Orioles head to CenturyLink Field in Fort Myers to play the Minnesota Twins at 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. Right-hander Dylan Bundy, who has allowed one earned run on two hits in five innings in his first two starts, gets the call. The game can be seen on MLB.TV.
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