Prospects get time in spring finale vs. Braves

No. 4 Zach Davies starts, and No. 3 Christian Walker drives in one

Prospects get time in spring finale vs. Braves

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Freddie Freeman belted a first-inning home run and Eric Stults delivered five strong innings as the Braves concluded the Grapefruit League season with Saturday afternoon's 5-3 win over the Orioles at Champion Stadium.

Freeman drilled his two-out homer in the first inning off Zach Davies, who ranks as Baltimore's fourth-best overall prospect. Davies allowed two hits to Alberto Callaspo, who doubled in the second inning and drove in A.J Pierzynski with a two-out single in the third inning.

After earning a spot in Atlanta's rotation on Friday, Stults experienced little trouble against an Orioles lineup that featured Christian Walker, who ranks as Baltimore's top offensive prospect. Walker recorded a pair of hits, including the last of the three consecutive fifth-inning singles that Stults allowed for his only earned run of the game.

Atlanta relievers Andrew McKirahan and Jason Grilli made their final preparations for the regular season by tossing a scoreless inning. Chris Parmelee's seventh-inning single led to an unearned run that came with the assistance of an errant pickoff throw made by Mike Foltynewicz, who is slated to begin the year in Triple-A Gwinnett's starting rotation.

Parmelee homered against Braves closer Craig Kimbrel in the ninth. It was the only run Kimbrel allowed in six spring innings.

Orioles up next: Chris Tillman makes his second straight Opening Day start when the O's begin the regular season on the road against the Rays Monday at 3:10 p.m. ET.

Mark Bowman is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.