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Burres, Mora power O's over Marlins

Burres, Mora power O's over Marlins

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ORIOLES 8, MARLINS 1
at Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Tuesday, March 25

Marlins at the plate: Shortstop Hanley Ramirez singled and drilled a long fly to the warning track later in the game. Alejandro De Aza bunted for a hit in the fifth inning. Luis Gonzalez and Josh Willingham also singled.

Orioles at the plate: Third baseman Melvin Mora tripled and then scored on a Kevin Millar sacrifice fly in the first, and doubled and scored in the second. Left fielder Jay Payton had two hits and scored once. Millar drove in two runs on the day and shortstop Brandon Fahey hit a two-run triple in the Orioles' five-run second inning.

Marlins on the mound: Florida starter Scott Olson struggled, allowing eight hits, including five for extra bases, and six runs in four innings of work. Olson struck out three batters and walked one. Logan Kensing took the ball in the fifth and pitched a scoreless inning. Justin Miller walked two guys and gave up two runs in the sixth.

Orioles on the mound: Brian Burres continued his bid for the fifth rotation slot by working into the sixth inning and allowing only six baserunners, all of whom reached on singles. Burres struck out four and walked none.

Grapefruit League records: Marlins 17-9-3; Orioles 9-14-2;

Up next for the Marlins: The Marlins travel to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Wednesday to take on the Mets. Ricky Nolasco, who continues to compete for either a rotation spot or long relief job, will get the start. New York will go with Robert Parnell.

Up next for the Orioles: The Orioles will make their final spring trip to Jupiter, Fla., on Wednesday for a game against the Cardinals. Recently appointed Opening Day starter Jeremy Guthrie will make his final spring start, and will try to get through six innings for the first time this spring. The Cardinals will counter with their Opening Day starter, Adam Wainwright.

Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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