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Orioles spring training game thread: vs. Cardinals, 1:05

The Cardinals travel to Sarasota on Sunday to face the Orioles, who are looking for their fifth straight win.

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The Orioles go for their fifth straight win in spring training today against the Cardinals. They've won the last four games in large part thanks to a bunch of homers. If they tee off against John Lackey and whoever follows him today, that will be a good sign. Maybe it'll be the players who will actually be on the Orioles generating most of the offense, too. When it's the subs facing minor league pitchers in the seventh inning or later, that really doesn't count for as much.

Today's lineup is more or less a real lineup. The roster is starting to get pared down towards the shape we've known it would end up all through the winter. There aren't many surprises to be found.

As with every day, the main goal: Nobody get hurt!

This game will be on the radio in Baltimore on 105.7 FM and also on the radio in St. Louis. Two games in a row on the airwaves? What a treat! Please hurry up and bring me the regular season where every game is both on TV and the radio. No more of this messing around with games that aren't broadcast.


Alejandro De Aza RF Jon Jay - LF
Manny Machado 3B Kolten Wong - 2B
Chris Davis 1B Jhonny Peralta - SS
Adam Jones CF Matt Adams - 1B
Travis Snider DH Randal Grichuk - RF
J.J. Hardy SS Scott Moore - 3B
David Lough LF Stephen Piscotty - DH
Steve Clevenger C Peter Bourjos - CF
Ryan Flaherty 2B Cody Stanley - C
Bud Norris RHP John Lackey - RHP