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Orioles close out Grapefruit League exhibition season with 9-7 loss to Mets

Orioles close out Grapefruit League exhibition season with 9-7 loss to Mets

Orioles starting pitcher Dylan Bundy and outfielder Dwight Smith Jr. arrived at the final day of the Grapefruit League season at opposite ends of the spring training zeitgeist.

Bundy, who gave up four runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in the Orioles’ 9-7 loss Monday to the New York Mets, was just here to refine his pitch repertoire and get to Opening Day healthy and ready to pitch six innings during the first week of the season.

Smith got here a little more than two weeks ago and needed to put every tool he’s got on display to force his way onto the Opening Day roster.

Smith did that and then some. He hit two more home runs Monday in a 3-for-3 performance that was...

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