SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — In a matchup of opening-day pitchers, Chris Tillman allowed two runs over five innings while Francisco Liriano gave up one run in three innings as the Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates played to a 3-3 tie in 10 innings Wednesday night.
Tillman and Liriano were both selected to start on opening day for the second straight season.READ MORE: UPDATE: Barricade Situation In Prince George's County Resolved Safely
Pedro Alvarez, who leads the Grapefruit League with 17 RBIs, hit a two-run homer off Tillman in the second inning. It was the fifth home of the spring for Alvarez.
Tillman, who struck out eight, threw a 3-2 changeup to Alvarez, who hit it far over the right-center fence.READ MORE: Surveillance Video Shows Response After Four Children Shot In East Baltimore; Governor Criticizes Justice System As ‘Broken’ Amid Spike In Violence
Liriano allowed three hits for the Pirates. Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh’s No. 2 starter, pitched three scoreless innings of one-hit ball.
Everth Cabrera homered off Liriano in the third. Cabrera’s seventh-inning triple tied the score at 2.MORE NEWS: For The Third Day In A Row, Some Baltimore City Schools Were Forced To Dismiss Early Due To Lack Of Air Conditioning
(Copyright 2015 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)