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Orioles beat Pirates 6-5 for doubleheader sweep
Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Bud Norris throws to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first inning in the first baseball game of a doubleheader on Thursday, May 1, 2014, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 2, 2014, 1:05 am

BALTIMORE (AP) Matt Wieters led off the 10th inning with a home run off Stolmy Pimentel to give the Baltimore Orioles a 6-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and a doubleheader sweep Thursday night.

In the opener, Steve Pearce had three hits and two RBIs in his return to the Orioles, who got a home run from Nick Markakis in a 5-1 win.

The single-admission doubleheader followed consecutive rainouts on Tuesday and Wednesday. The rain lingered long enough to delay the fifth inning of the opener by 21 minutes, and the start of the nightcap was stalled 46 minutes by rain.

The second game marked the season debut of Orioles third baseman Manny Machado, who had left knee surgery in October. After sitting out the opener, Machado received a warm ovation from the crowd of 28,290 before the second game and went 0 for 5.

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