O's shower hits on Nats

Orioles 12 Nationals 4

Orioles Spring Report

March 18, 2006|By JEFF ZREBIEC | JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Melvin Mora had four of his team's 14 hits, including a two-run sixth-inning home run, and the Orioles pounded the Washington Nationals, 12-4, before 4,922 at Fort Lauderdale Stadium for their third straight exhibition win.

Mora was 4-for-4 with three RBIs and was a triple short of the cycle. Luis Matos, who was playing in his first game since returning from the World Baseball Classic, and David Newhan each had two hits, two runs and an RBI.

Cardinals vs. Orioles Fort Lauderdale, Fla., today, 1:05 p.m.

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