Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates fail to protect lead, fall 6-3 to Orioles behind Mullins’ cycle

BALTIMORE — The Pittsburgh Pirates were unable to come away with a win in a game that was in reach. The Pirates fell 6-3 to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night at Camden Yards and are now 1-10 over their last 11 games.

Connor Joe put the Pirates (21-18) ahead in the top of the seventh inning with a solo home run to left field. He turned on an inside slider and managed to keep the ball fair inside of the left-field foul pole. His fifth home run of the season measured 410 feet and came off the bat at 110.6 mph.

Baltimore (25-13) quickly tied the game in the bottom of the inning when Cedric Mullins and Adley Rutschman hit back-to-back doubles off of left-hander Jose Hernandez (0-1).

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