Caleb Joseph

Orioles tune up for Grapefruit League opener with Ed Smith Stadium intrasquad game

Orioles tune up for Grapefruit League opener with Ed Smith Stadium intrasquad game

Austin Hays finished with the only extra-base hit and scored the only run in the Orioles’ intrasquad game Thursday at Ed Smith Stadium.

Hays led off the game with an opposite-field triple down the right-field line against right-hander David Hess, then scored two batters later on Cedric Mullins’ sacrifice fly to right. Hays also reached on an infield single in his third at-bat to finish 2-for-3.

Tim Beckham, looking to get added reps at third base, and catcher Caleb Joseph were the only definite starters to play in the game as the Orioles will open the Grapefruit League season with two days of home games that starters will appear in beginning Friday.

“Got everybody kind...

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