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Orioles beat Rays, 3-2, for first Grapefruit League win
Orioles beat Rays, 3-2, for first Grapefruit League win

One day after Orioles reserves orchestrated a late-inning rally that fell just short, they again came back late and this time beat the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, for the club's first Grapefruit League win of the spring on Thursday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park. Third baseman Michael Almanzar blasted a solo homer in the top of the ninth inning off left-hander Robert Zarate, a blast that came after the Orioles took advantage of an eighth-inning throwing error to score the tying run. Minor league outfielder Mike Yastrzemski’s sacrifice fly the ninth proved to be the game winning. The Orioles (1-2) rallied from a 5-0 deficit on Wednesday, leaving the tying run on base in the...

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