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Orioles: Millwood debut tomorrow

New Orioles ace Kevin Millwood will make his first start of the spring tomorrow afternoon against the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Fla., and he's probably going to stay out there a little longer than the younger guys who have been throwing two innings or 35 pitches (whichever comes first).

Millwood says he expects to throw three innings, and maybe more if he gets through them easily.

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"I would hope to,'' he said, "but I understand that the other guys have to throw. If that is the case, I can out out and finish in the bullpen."

Millwood, by virtue of his long-time veteran status, pretty much has his own program, but like everyone else, he can't wait to get out there and compete against players wearing a different uniform.

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"Yeah, throwing to our hitters kind of (stinks),'' he said. "You don't want to come inside to much, because you can hurt one of your teammates. If you hurt somebody on another team, it's just part of the game."

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