Orioles 5 Marlins 2

March 06, 2009|By JEFF ZREBIEC

WIETERS KEEPS SWINGING

Matt Wieters seems intent on making the club's decision on whether to keep him or start him at Triple-A as hard as possible. The Orioles' switch-hitting catcher had two more hits, including an RBI double, to raise his average to .417 this spring. Batting cleanup, Wieters blooped a single to right field in the first inning and lined an RBI double down the right-field line off Andrew Miller in the third.

MAKING A CASE

Nobody seems to be giving Lou Montanez much of a shot to make the Opening Day roster because of the Orioles' wealth of outfielders. However, he continues to produce at the plate. He went 2-for-4 yesterday with two RBIs and is hitting .333 this spring. Luke Scott also had a productive day offensively, going 1-for-3 with two RBIs. The Orioles had 13 hits and benefited from three Marlins errors, including two by Dan Uggla.

ON DECK

The Orioles will face former teammate Daniel Cabrera and the Washington Nationals today at 1:05 p.m. at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. Right-hander David Pauley is scheduled to start the game for the Orioles, with George Sherrill, Dennis Sarfate and Jamie Walker also expected to pitch for the home team. Ross Detwiler, Preston Larrison, Marco Estrada and Steven Shell will follow Cabrera for the Nationals.

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