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Pre-game: Orioles vs. Red Sox (split squads)

The Orioles and Red Sox are playing a pair of simutaneous split-squad contests today -- one here at Ed Smith Stadium and another down south at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers.

We'll have double-barrel coverage. Follow me on Twitter at @EddieInTheYard for updates from Sarasota, and Dan Connolly (@DanConnollySun) will be reporting from JetBlue Park. 

A couple of notes from today's clubhouse time in Sarasota:

-- RHP Tommy Hunter, who hasn't thrown in a Grapefruit League game yet, threw four innings in a Single-A minor league game on Friday. He threw 60 pitches and said he threw all four pitches for strikes. He called it "all in all, a quality outing," and said the next step is his Grapefruit League debut, which he said is slated for Wednesday at home against the Blue Jays.

 -- RHP Jason Berken (hamstring) will throw off a full mound for the first time today. He will throw another bullpen session before getting into a game, which Berken said could happen in the middle of next week. He's still confident he can win a spot on the 25-man roster.

Here are the lineups for both games:

At Sarasota
Orioles
Endy Chavez LF
JJ Hardy SS
Nick Markakis DH
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Mark Reynolds 3B
Nick Johnson 1B
Jai Miller RF
Robert Andino 2B
Wei-Yin Chen LHP

Red Sox
Darnell McDonald CF
Josh Kroeger RF
Kevin Youkilis DH
Adrian Gonzalez 1B
Ryan Lavarnway C
Pedro Ciriaco SS
Nate Spears 3B
Jason Repko LF
Jon Hee 2B
Aaron Cook P 

At Fort Myers
Orioles
Xavier Avery CF
Matt Antonelli 2B
Wilson Betemit 3B
Chris Davis 1B
Ronny Paulino C
Ryan Flaherty LF
Scott Beerer RF
Cory Aldridge DH
Manny Machado SSArmando Galarraga RHP

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
David Ortiz DH
Cody Ross LF
Kelly Shoppach C
Nick Punto 3B
Mike Aviles SS
Lars Anderson 1B
Alex Hassan RF
Josh Beckett P

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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