O's rip Bucs thanks to Arrieta, DavisJun 14, 2012 - 2:14 AM
Arrieta (3-8) hadn't won since May 2, dropping six straight decisions. On Tuesday, though, he gave up just one run on seven hits with a walk and nine strikeouts to get the win.
"He had good command of his fastball and had a good tempo tonight," said Orioles manager Buck Showalter about Arrieta.
Wilson Betemit went 3-for-3 with a solo homer, three RBI and two runs scored while J.J. Hardy and Mark Reynolds each scored twice for the Orioles, who have won four straight and six of eight.
Kevin Correia (3-5) was tagged for five runs -- four earned -- on 10 hits over six innings to take the loss for the Pirates, who have dropped the first two of this set after winning four straight. Neil Walker drove in the lone run for the Bucs.
The Orioles struck in the first inning when Hardy singled with one out and Davis followed with a double to left for a 1-0 lead.
Baltimore plated two more in the second. Reynolds led off with a single and came home on a Betemit double. Steve Pearce followed with a single for a 3-0 lead. Correia was able to limit the damage by retiring the next three batters.
It was a 4-0 game in the fourth inning as Reynolds reached third to start the inning on a double coupled with an Alex Presley error and came home on a sacrifice fly from Betemit.
Betemit hit his home run in the sixth inning, his eighth of the year, for a 5-0 lead.
The Pirates had loaded the bases in the fourth inning, but it was with two outs and Clint Barmes hit into a fielder's choice to end the frame.
Pittsburgh did get on the board in the seventh on a Walker groundout that plated Jose Tabata, but Davis answered in the bottom of the inning on a broken-bat shot over the wall in right with Hardy on base for a 7-1 lead.
Brian Matusz was scheduled to start for Baltimore, but had his start moved to Friday against the Braves. He suffered a contusion to his nose while practicing bunting...Pittsburgh went 1-for-13 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10...Baltimore will go for the sweep on Thursday with Tommy Hunter on the mound... Erik Bedard will take the mound for Pittsburgh.
- PITTSBURGH: 1
Jun 13 9:48 PM
- Mark Reynolds struck out looking to end the inning.
Pirates 1, Orioles 7 End 7Jun 13 9:22 PM
- Neil Walker grounded out to first scored Jose Tabata. On the play, Alex Presley advances to second and Michael McKenry advances to third. Runners on second and third with two outs and Andrew McCutchen due up.
Pirates 1, Orioles 5 Top 7, 2 OutsJun 13 9:04 PM
- Wilson Betemit two-out, solo Home Run (8) to right. Steve Pearce due up.
Pirates 0, Orioles 5 Bot 6, 2 OutsJun 13 8:51 PM
- Steve Pearce grounded out third to first. None on with two outs and Ryan Flaherty due up.
Pirates 0, Orioles 4 Bot 4, 2 OutsJun 13 8:20 PM
- Steve Pearce single to center scored Wilson Betemit. Runner on first with none out and Ryan Flaherty due up.
Pirates 0, Orioles 3 Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 13 7:46 PM
- Wilson Betemit double to right center scored Mark Reynolds. Runner on second with none out and Steve Pearce due up.
Pirates 0, Orioles 2 Bot 2, 0 OutsJun 13 7:44 PM
- Chris Davis double to left scored J.J. Hardy. Runner on second with one out and Adam Jones due up.
Pirates 0, Orioles 1 Bot 1, 1 OutJun 13 7:23 PM
- PITTSBURGH: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
Jun 13 7:08 PM
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