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.