BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday night.
Left-hander Erik Bedard made his fourth Grapefruit League start of the spring on Monday night at McKechnie Field. Over six-plus innings, Bedard allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits. Bedard walked one and struck out five and threw 79 pitches.
After tossing four hitless frames, which included striking out the side in the 1st inning, Bedard gave up his first hit -- a single up the middle by catcher Matt Wieters to start the 5th. But Bedard escaped the inning quickly with a fly out and an inning ending double play.
"Just like I do every game, change speeds and hopefully they don’t hit it," Bedard said. "Today was a lot of swing and miss early...After that, I just threw strikes and changed speeds."
Bedard worked himself into a jam in the 6th inning, but once again, was able to work his way out of it. With two outs, Nolan Rei...