Orioles jump on Twins early (updated)

SARASOTA, Fla. - Sounds scandalous, but I’m referring to today’s game.

Shame on you.

The Orioles scored four runs off Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano in the first inning to take a 4-0 lead.

J.J Hardy walked, Adam Jones singled with one out, Vladimir Guerrero walked and Mark Reynolds drilled a 94 mph fastball into left-center field for a 2-0 lead.

Luke Scott bounced to first, making him 0-for-13 this spring, but Guerrero scored on the play. Nolan Reimold followed with a single, giving him six RBIs this spring.

Jake Arrieta threw 10 pitches in the top of the first, six for strikes. Denard Span led off with a single, but Matt Wieters threw him out at second on Joe Benson’s strikeout.

Instant update: Luke Hughes hit a long home run off Arrieta in the second. Orioles 4, Twins 1.

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