Dickerson's slam helps Orioles beat Pirates 12-10
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP)
Chris Dickerson hit a grand slam that gave the Baltimore Orioles an eight-run lead in the first inning Sunday, but it took Steve Pearce's solo shot in the seventh to secure a 12-10 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Matusz worked four innings, giving up five runs and nine hits. He walked one and struck out two.
Pearce, a former minor league player of the year in the Pirates' farm system, snapped a 10-all tie with a drive to left field off Mike Zagurski.
Dickerson's slam and Wilson Betemit's two-run double were among five hits in the first off Pirates right-hander Chris Leroux. He started in place of Jeff Karstens, who was scratched due to shoulder soreness.