The Pittsburgh Pirates played two games this afternoon in part of a split squad day. And both games had very different results.
Lefty Erik Bedard started against the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Saturday in the Bucs 6-6 tie. Bedard, who will get the Pirates Opening Day nod at PNC Park on Thursday, allowed four runs on five hits. He walked two and struck out two.
All four runs scored off Bedard came via the long ball in the 4th inning back-to-back. Ronny Paulino connected for a three-run shot, and Jai Miller followed with a solo-homer.
"The one pitch, yeah he just hit a bad location on the pitch to Paulino," Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. "That's a homer anywhere you play, any day you play. And the other ball was blown...
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