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Orioles appear to be in the swing of things in Grapefruit League with 9-8 win over Blue Jays

Orioles appear to be in the swing of things in Grapefruit League with 9-8 win over Blue Jays

New Orioles manager Brandon Hyde has said repeatedly this spring that he’s more interested in the effort and energy his team displays than the results, but being undefeated after the first two games of the exhibition season is nice, too.

The O’s put up six early-inning runs in each of the weekend games at Ed Smith Stadium and scored a 9-8 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Grapefruit League on Sunday afternoon.

Third base prospect Rio Ruiz crushed a three-run homer in the first inning and — after the Blue Jays scored four times in the third inning to take the lead — veteran catcher Carlos Perez belted a two-run double in the fourth that put the Orioles back in...

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