Jake Arrieta pitches 4 scoreless innings for Orioles in 4-3 loss to Pirates

Published March 11, 2013

| Associated Press

Jake Arrieta struck out five over four scoreless innings, allowing two hits in the Baltimore Orioles' 4-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Arrieta, the Orioles' opening-day starter last year, is competing for a job as the team's fifth starter. Left-hander Zach Britton, another of the candidates, allowed one run in two innings of relief, giving up an RBI double to Josh Harrison in the seventh.

Pirates left-hander Jeff Locke, also competing for a rotation job, gave up two runs and eight hits in 3 1-3 innings.

Baltimore's L.J. Hoes hit a two-out, RBI single in the second, and Lew Ford homered in the third.

Brad Hawpe, who played for Pirates manager Clint Hurdle in Colorado and is in camp as a non-roster invitee, homered in the eighth against Daniel Schlereth.

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