Bucs fall to O’s in ninth

SARASOTA, Fla. — David Washington hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth to give the Baltimore Orioles a 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday in spring training action.

Pittsburgh, which had won four straight Grapefruit League games, was led by Adam Frazier, who drove in three runs. Frazier’s two-run single gave the Pirates a 3-2 lead in the second. In the fifth, Gift Ngoepe tripled to center and scored on Frazier’s infield out.

Right-hander Clay Holmes started for Pittsburgh and allowed two runs on four hits in 12/3 innings.

Elsewhere in baseball:

n Nelson Cruz hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Andrew Miller in the eighth inning, Starling Marte added a solo shot off the All-Star reliever and the defending champion Dominican Republic overcame a five-run deficit to beat the United States, 7-5, Saturday night in the World Baseball Classic.

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