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Possible Opening Day starter Arrieta struggles in tie
Possible Opening Day starter Arrieta struggles in tie

If Jake Arrieta is the Orioles’ Opening Day starter, his final tune-up of the Grapefruit League left plenty of room for improvement when the season begins Friday. Arrieta allowed six earned runs on eight hits and two walks in five innings as the Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates tied, 6-6, Saturday afternoon. But manager Buck Showalter, who hasn’t officially named Arrieta as Opening Day starter, was not concerned about the pitching line. “He’s in a good spot. I’m happy with where he is compared to where he was when he left us last year,” Showalter said. “So, at this point in the spring, (it’s encouraging for Arrieta) to be healthy and throwing...

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