Eric Stults celebrated his return to the major leagues, allowing one run in five innings to lead the Atlanta Braves past the Baltimore Orioles 5-3 Saturday in a spring training wrapup.
The Orioles set a new franchise record for average spring training game attendance.
Atlanta Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez still has several decisions to make over the next couple of days. He needs to fill out his starting rotation, settle on a suspect outfield and pick an opening-day second baseman.
Evan Longoria hit his third homer of the spring and drove two runs as the Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles played to a 6-6 tie in 10 innings Monday.
Ricky Nolasco allowed four runs in six innings as the Minnesota Twins beat a Baltimore Orioles’ split squad 6-5 on Sunday.
Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday.
Bud Norris’ spring has been forgettable. In his fifth start, which won’t count in the official statistics because the Baltimore Orioles’ game with the Tampa Bay Rays was canceled by rain after 3 1/2 innings, Norris was not sharp.
Brittany Ghiroli joined Ed and Steve live from Sarasota with an Orioles spring training update.
Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter joined Ed and Steve to talk about spring training and the upcoming season.
Andrew McCutchen was hitless in two at-bats in his return to the Pirates’ lineup, and Steve Pearce homered against his former team to lead the Baltimore Orioles over Pittsburgh 9-2 Tuesday.
Glen Perkins made his first appearance of spring training Saturday, giving up a homer to Delmon Young in one inning of a Minnesota Twins split squad’s 5-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.
Castillo hit a three-run homer in his first at-bat of spring training, but the Boston Red Sox lost 11-5 to the Baltimore Orioles on Friday.