PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pittsburgh Pirates starter Brad Lincoln got roughed up Tuesday night against the Baltimore Orioles to the tune of an 8-6 loss.
Lincoln, in his second spot start in a row out of the bullpen, pitched 4 1/3 innings and allowed four runs on nine hits. Three of the runs came by way of home runs.READ MORE: Search For Suspects Continues After Student Killed In Shooting Outside Oliver Citywide Academy
With one on in the second inning, Mark Reynolds hit a two-run home run to left field and gave the Orioles a 2-1 lead over Pittsburgh. They led the rest of the way.
Adam Jones hit an RBI single in the third inning for a 3-1 lead and hit a solo homer to left field in the fifth inning to increase the lead to 4-1.
Pirates first baseman Casey McGehee cut the deficit to 4-2 in the top of the sixth with a solo homer of his own, but Baltimore tacked on three more in the bottom of the inning to put the game out of reach.READ MORE: Bitter Bus Stop Mornings: To Cancel, Delay, Or Keep School Open?
Brian Roberts and J.J. Hardy each drove in runs and Chris Davis followed with a two-run home run to right-center field for an 8-2 Orioles lead.
Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen each drove in runs in the seventh inning and Walker hit a two-run home run in the ninth, but it wasn’t enough as the Pirates lost, 8-6.
Baltimore starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on eight hits.MORE NEWS: Pittsburgh Weather: Frigid Temperatures Wrap Up The Week