By Jason Shetler
After a scheduled day off Tuesday, the Pirates were back at it today in Bradenton, as they defeated the Baltimore Orioles by a final of 6-5.
Jeff Locke allowed three runs in five innings of work.
Mark Melancon and Tony Watson each tossed a scoreless inning.
Cory Luebke pitched 1.2 innings and gave up two runs.
Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco each hit solo home runs.
Starling Marte blasted a two-run homer.
Francisco Cervelli was 2-for-4 including an RBI double.
Jordy Mercer went 1-for-3 and drove in a run.
David Freese goes 1-for-2 with a walk and scored twice.
The Pirates are in Sarasota tomorrow to take on the Orioles again at 1:05 ET.