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Chris Tillman started the game for the Birds, and let up one run in two innings; a Ryan Howard RBI double in the 1st. Top prospect Zach Britton made his spring debut following Tillman, throwing two innings of shutout baseball (2 H, 1 K, 0 BB, 33 pitches, 18 strikes).
This game was in the books after just two innings as the Orioles lineup hit home runs galore early on off of Andy Sonnanstine. With Jeremy Guthrie pitching perfectly through six Rays batters, the Birds took an early 6-0 lead. Jump-started by a 2-RBI shot from Nick Markakis in the first, he was followed by solo shots from Vladimir Guerrero, Adam Jones, and Jake Fox.
Brad Bergesen pitched two scoreless innings, Nolan Reimold smashed a solo homer and Vladimir Guerrero knocked in a run as the Orioles topped the Pirates 6-4 in the O’s 2011 spring training opener.
Notes on Justin Duchscherer’s hip injury, Derrek Lee’s bullpen session, Brian Roberts‘ neck, Cesar Izturis’ transition to a utility infielder and more.
Luke Scott talks about his transition to being an every day left fielder, the added protection in the Orioles lineup, and more.
Adam Jones talks about his expectations coming into camp, his outlook on the upcoming season, and the added bats to the O’s lineup.
Derrek Lee talks about his recovery from thumb surgery, switching to the American League, Buck Showalter and more.
It only took two days for Brian Roberts to report his first injury of 2011. Roberts showed up to camp today, but did not participate in any activities due to neck stiffness, and left the complex early to get x-rays done. Afterward, he claimed that he thinks it is just sore and that he slept [...]
The second day of the Orioles full squad workouts is in the books. A funny story behind today’s events was Vladimir Guerrero, Luke Scott, Nick Markakis, and Adam Jones hitting such deep home runs (mostly Vlad and Scott) that they were reaching fan parking lots and supposedly hitting cars. That group (and I assume the [...]