Orioles beat Pirates for five wins

BALTIMORE — Ryan McKenna doubled in the fifth inning and the Baltimore Orioles went on to win five straight, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday.

The Orioles celebrated the 30th anniversary of Camden Yards with a pregame ceremony, which included the participation of two Hall of Famers, Eddie Murray and Mike Mussina. Brooks Robinson spoke to team members before the game as well.

Then the current Orioles, who have been in the news for the past few weeks, brought some present-day excitement to a franchise that for years has lived solely on nostalgia.

Oneil Cruz hit a two-run homer for Pittsburgh in the fourth inning to cut Baltimore’s early lead to one run. However, McKenna pinch-hit in the back inning, putting the Orioles up 5-2 on a big drive to left field with two out.

Baltimore, which entered the day just 1 1/2 games down from the final wild-card spot in the American League playoffs, has won 21 of its last 28 meetings. The Orioles (56-51) have already posted their most wins in the last five years.

Austin Voth (2-1) gave up three runs on six hits in just over five innings for Baltimore, and Bullen got the last 12 outs.

JT Brubaker (2-10) gave up three runs and eight hits in four innings.

For the Pirates, the Dominican Cruz 4-1 with a run scored and an RBI. The Venezuelan Tucupita Marcano 4-0.

For the Orioles, Venezuelans Anthony Santander 5-1, Rougned Odor 2-1 with two runs scored. The Mexican Ramón Urías 5-1 with a run scored. Dominican Jorge Mateo 2-1 with two runs scored and one produced.

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Orioles beat Pirates for five wins