Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
March 4, 2009
Dominican Republic at the plate: Center fielder Willy Taveras reached on a single in the first inning and was hit by a pitch in the third. Former Oriole Miguel Tejada singled in the second inning and stole a base, then hit into a double play in the fourth. Right fielder Jose Guillen smoked a loud double, but was stranded on base.Orioles at the plate: The Orioles made two quick outs in the first inning -- but two singles later, third baseman Ty Wigginton gave them a three-run lead with a home run that cleared the left-field wall and landed on a back field. Left fielder Felix Pie doubled one run in during the fourth inning and scored on a Gregg Zaun single.
The Orioles, meanwhile, have a home game against the Marlins at 1:05 p.m. on Thursday, and Radhames Liz will be matched against Florida's Andrew Miller.
Spencer Fordin is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.