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Scott helps Orioles beat Pirates 3-2

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Luke Scott hit a two-run single off Zach Duke in the first inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Wednesday night.

Duke allowed three runs and four hits in 2 2-3 innings. Ty Wigginton also had an RBI single for Baltimore in the first.

Top prospect Pedro Alvarez and Ramon Vazquez each singled in a run in the second for Pittsburgh. Vazquez went 2 for 2.

Brad Bergesen yielded two runs and three hits in 1 1-3 innings for the Orioles. Jason Berken and Mark Hendrickson each pitched two scoreless innings.

Daniel McCutchen, vying for the No. 5 spot in Pittsburgh's rotation, struck out two in two perfect innings.