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Final score: Mets 9, Orioles 8

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Jolbert Cabrera -- The 36-year-old utility player started at shortstop for the Orioles in today's game. Cabrera was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored before being replaced by Blake Davis in the seventh inning. Cabrera, who has appeared in eight Grapefruit League games, is hitting .333 (5-for-15) this spring.

Scott Chiasson -- Although he hasn't received much action in games, Chiasson has pitched well this spring. The 31-year-old right-hander tossed a scoreless inning today, walking one hitter, which brings his Grapefruit League total to 1 1/3 innings without allowing a run. Chiasson, who hasn't pitched in the major leagues since 2002 with the Chicago Cubs, made 10 appearances for the Triple-A Norfolk Tides last season. He gave up four runs in 10 2/3 innings for the Tides.

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Lou Montanez -- The 27-year-old outfielder was 3-for-4 with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored against the Mets. Montanez is batting .333 (8-for-24) with four RBIs in 10 games during the Grapefruit League. He is tied with Ryan Freel for the most runs scored on the team with six.

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Alberto Castillo -- It was definitely a rough afternoon for the 33-year-old left-hander, who received a non-roster invitation to spring training. Castillo, who was 1-0 with a 3.81 ERA in 28 appearances for the Orioles last season, entered in the eighth inning and gave up a grand slam to Mets prospect Nick Evans to tie the score. Then, in the ninth inning, Castillo allowed a game-winning solo home run to Mets catcher Rene Rivera. Officially, Castillo was charged with two runs and two hits in 2/3 of an inning.

Chris Gomez -- The 37-year-old utility player was 0-for-3 with two runners left on base today. Gomez is hitting .077 (1-for-13) with three walks, an RBI and a run scored in seven Grapefruit League games. The margin of error for Gomez is going to have to be pretty slim for the rest of the spring if he hopes to earn a roster spot for Opening Day. With Cabrera and Montanez playing well, Gomez could be on the outside looking in.

Ryan Keefer -- The 27-year-old right-hander didn't allow a run in his first two appearances of the spring, but that all changed today. Keefer was charged with three runs and two hits in 2/3 of an inning after Castillo allowed the grand slam in the eighth. Keefer also walked one hitter during the outing.

Donnie Murphy -- Although he was expected to be the primary competition for Gomez in the utility role, Murphy has also struggled so far this spring. He was 0-for-1 with a runner left on base after grounding into a double play while pinch-hitting for Freel in the seventh inning. Murphy, who turns 26 tomorrow, is hitting .133 (2-for-15) in 11 games during the Grapefruit League.

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