Orioles lead 5-way winning streak with 6-3 win over Pirates

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a day when the Orioles welcomed Eddie Murray, Brooks Robinson and Mike Mussina to the ballpark, Baltimore’s less-heralded 2022 team once again thrilled the home crowd.

Ryan McKenna scored a two-run brace in the fifth inning and the Orioles won their fifth straight game, 6-3 against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.

The Orioles celebrated Camden Yards’ 30th anniversary with a pregame ceremony that included Murray and Mussina, and Robinson and Murray addressed the team before the game. McKenna, Jorge Mateo and Austin Voth aren’t household names like this Hall of Fame trio — but they helped add a little more current-year excitement to all the nostalgia.

“When there are 40,000 fans and they show up, yeah, it’s definitely a playoff atmosphere,” Voth said. “It feeds us as players for sure.”

Oneil Cruz hit a two-run homer for Pittsburgh in the fourth to cut Baltimore’s lead to one, but McKenna came on as a hitter in the next inning, putting the Orioles up 5-2 with a big hit safe two to the left.

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