Spring break

March 17, 1997|By Peter Schmuck

What the Orioles did yesterday: Beat the Minnesota Twins, 6-5, in Fort Myers and the Chicago White Sox, 4-1, in Sarasota in split-squad action. Mike Mussina pitched five innings and gave up four runs on eight hits to the Twins. Rocky Coppinger gave up one hit in four innings against the White Sox, but it was a home run to Robin Ventura, accounting for the only run Coppinger has given up all spring.

What the Orioles will do today: Play the American League East rival Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers. Left-hander Jimmy Key (2-0, 0.82) will start.

You know it's spring when: Manager Davey Johnson tells reporters he's "real close" to naming his 25-man Opening Day roster. "A lot closer than I will be in two weeks," he said with a laugh. "You figure that out."

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