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Orioles highlights: Reserves help Orioles win exhibition finale in Philly

Orioles highlights: Reserves help Orioles win exhibition finale in Philly

Before the Orioles’ exhibition game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the team’s final tune-up before Opening Day, manager Buck Showalter wondered how long he should play his starters.

A 47-minute rain delay in the middle of the third inning Friday gave him the perfect opportunity. Reserves Xavier Avery and Steve Tolleson both hit two-run homers off Phillies reliever Ernesto Frieri as part of a five-run fourth inning. Garabez Rosa hit a game-tying homer and Ryan Flaherty scored on a wild pitch in the ninth as the Orioles won their exhibition finale, 8-7, over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Pedro Beato allowed a two-run homer to pinch hitter Darin...

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