Radhames Liz, who is fighting for a spot in the Orioles' Opening Day rotation, tossed three scoreless innings against the Boston Red Sox today. The 25-year-old right-hander struck out two batters and gave up one hit in the Orioles' 5-1 win.

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Final score: Orioles 5, Red Sox 1

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Kam Mickolio -- The 6-foot-9, 255-pound right-hander pitched a perfect inning in today's game, striking out two Red Sox hitters. It was Mickolio's second appearance in the Grapefruit League, and he hasn't allowed any base runners in two innings. Wilfrido Perez, Bob McCrory and Ross Wolf also turned in solid performances against the Red Sox. McCrory and Wolf each pitched a scoreless inning, while Perez retired the only batter that he faced.

Scott Moore -- When Moore was removed from the Orioles' 40-man roster prior to spring training, it seemed unlikely that he would be leading the team in home runs at any point during the Grapefruit League. After his two-run home run in the eighth inning today, however, that's exactly what has happened. OK, so we're only a couple weeks into the spring, but the 25-year-old infielder is hitting .429 (9-for-21) with two home runs and five RBIs. Moore also has two doubles and a triple in 10 games.

Oscar Salazar -- The 30-year-old utility player showed his versatility in today's victory over the Red Sox. Salazar started the game at first base and later shifted to right field when Brandon Snyder replaced Nick Markakis in the lineup. Salazar was 2-for-3 with two singles and a sacrifice fly in the game. Overall, he is batting .333 (5-for-15) with two RBIs this spring.

Justin Turner -- After taking over for Blake Davis at shortstop, Turner drilled a two-run double against Red Sox relief pitcher Kris Johnson in the seventh inning for the Orioles. The 24-year-old infielder is hitting .300 (6-for-20) with two doubles, one home run and five RBIs in 11 Grapefruit League games.

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Blake Davis -- The 25-year-old shortstop was 0-for-2 with a strikeout and two runners left on base today. Still, Davis is hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a double and an RBI in nine games so far this spring.

Chad Moeller -- After going 0-for-2 with a runner left on base today, the veteran catcher is still searching for his first hit in the Grapefruit League. Overall, Moeller is 0-for-5 with two walks and a run scored in four games this spring. He is probably still the most likely candidate for the backup catcher role at the beginning of the season, so the Orioles should hope he turns it around in the next few weeks.

Matt Wieters -- The 22-year-old catcher started today's game, but he was 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a runner left on base before being replaced by Moeller. In nine games during the Grapefruit League, Wieters is hitting .421 (8-for-19) with one home run and five RBIs. He also has three doubles and four runs scored. Basically, it was simply a rough afternoon offensively for Wieters. He made up for it on the defensive side, however, by throwing out Red Sox third baseman Jed Lowrie on a stolen-base attempt.