Orioles' bullpen comes through

ORIOLES NOTEBOOK

Ray allows run in 9th but holds on for save

Orioles 6 Nationals 5

March 31, 2007|By Melinda Waldrop | Melinda Waldrop,Special to The Sun

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Orioles ended their first game in their new Triple-A affiliate's park by doing something they couldn't manage often last season: holding a late lead.

The Orioles' bullpen, which gave up 321 runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings last season, came through in the ninth inning yesterday, as the team edged the Washington Nationals, 6-5, in an exhibition game at Harbor Park. The Nationals cut a 6-4 Orioles lead in half in the ninth, but Chris Ray struck out the game's final batter with the tying run on third.

O's@Nationals Exhibition, RFK Stadium, Washington, today, 1:05 p.m., MASN2, 105.7 FM

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