Russell Martin and Chase D’Arnaud both homered Monday, but the Pittsburgh Pirates (7-5-2) lost a 7-6 decision to the Baltimore Orioles in Grapefruit League preseason baseball play in Bradenton, Florida.
The Orioles trumped the Bucs with three homers – from Steve Clevenger, Michael Almanzar and former Pirate Steve Pearce. Pittsburgh reliever Andy Oliver (0-2) took the loss.
Martin’s homer was his fourth in the short Grapefruit League season. Martin and D’Arnaud both recorded two hits. Andrew McCutchen went 1-for-3, and is now 10-for-17 this spring.