Worth noting

• Left-hander Jeff Locke pitched a two-inning simulated game on Thursday and, according to Hurdle, was consistently in the 90-93 mph range without any discomfort.

Andrew McCutchen's spring average went down -- from .560 to .556 -- after he went 1-for-2, with a home run and a walk, in Thursday night's game. McCutchen has 12 hits in his last 21 at-bats.

• Almost matching McCutchen is Michael Martinez, who legged out an infield single in the eighth to give him 10 hits in his last 20 at-bats.

Bryan Morris has a six-inning scoreless streak after blanking the Orioles in the ninth.

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