With Zach Britton giving the Orioles a solid outing, the offense came alive right off the bat, scoring thirteen in the first three innings.
Top prospect Zach Britton allowed one run in five innings while Fox, Scott, and Hardy homer to put the O’s in the win column.
Brad Bergesen kept the O’s in it early, but after a late game surge by the Rays, it was Nick Green who came up big in the 9th.
In the first of two games today, the Orioles battled with the Red Sox on the road, eventually losing on a walkoff single by Yamaico Navarro.
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.
Notes on Brian Roberts‘ neck injury, Derrek Lee’s BP session, the game day pitching schedule, a look at which pitchers the Pirates will throw at the Orioles 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 [...]