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Orioles' Henry Urrutia goes 3-for-4 in Arizona Fall League opener

Orioles prospect Henry Urrutia had three singles in the Surprise Saguaros' 7-6 victory over the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League opener Tuesday.

Urrutia, who batted .276 with two RBIs in 24 games for the Orioles this season, had an RBI single in the bottom of the first inning to extend the Saguaros' lead to 2-0.

The 26-year-old outfielder, who batted fifth and started in right field for Surprise, also singled in the third and seventh innings and grounded out to second base in the fifth. Urrutia was replaced by pinch runner Dariel Alvarez -- another Orioles minor leaguer -- after his single in the seventh.

Orioles prospect Jonathan Schoop started at shortstop and batted third for Surprise. He was 0-for-4 before being replaced in the eighth inning by Boston Red Sox minor leaguer Mookie Betts.

Left-hander Jason Gurka, who played for Double-A Bowie in 2013, gave up one run and two hits in the sixth inning for the Saguaros. Despite allowing Peoria to tie the game at 3, he was credited with the win after Surprise scored four runs in the bottom of the inning to take a 7-3 lead.

Other Orioles minor leaguers on the Saguaros -- which are managed by Bowie's Gary Kendall -- are left-handed pitchers Eduardo Rodriguez and Tim Berry, right-handed pitcher Branden Kline and catcher Michael Ohlman.

The Arizona Fall League regular season ends Nov. 14.

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