CARDINALS 7, ORIOLES 4
at Jupiter, Fla.
Friday, March 21
Orioles at the plate:
Melvin Mora smacked three base hits, including a double, and scored in both the first and third innings. Ramon Hernandez singled and drove in two runs and Chris Roberson doubled, walked and had an RBI.
Cardinals at the plate:
Ryan Ludwick cranked a tie-breaking two-run homer in the fifth, his third long ball of the spring. Aaron Miles had three hits and scored twice, and Troy Glaus had two singles and two RBIs.
Orioles on the mound:
Jeremy Guthrie struck out five and didn't issue a walk, but let a 4-2 lead get away from him in the fifth inning. He finished with four runs on eight hits in 4 2/3 innings. Chad Bradford took the loss after giving up Ludwick's home run, but Randor Bierd pitched two hitless innings with a strikeout and a walk.
Cardinals on the mound:
Adam Wainwright gave up nine hits over 4 2/3 innings, allowing four runs with a strikeout and a walk. Jason Isringhausen cruised through a hitless, scoreless sixth with a strikeout and a walk. Ron Villone issued two free passes, but got out of the seventh with no hits or runs.
Grapefruit League records:
Orioles 8-12; Cardinals 11-10.
Up next for the Orioles:
The Orioles will play the first of their final four home games on Saturday at 1:05 p.m. ET, a game that pits right-hander Daniel Cabrera against the Florida Marlins. In his last outing, Cabrera worked into the sixth inning and allowed two earned runs.
Up next for the Cardinals:
Kyle Lohse makes his Cardinals Grapefruit League debut against the Twins on Saturday at 12:05 p.m. CT, eight days after signing a one-year deal. Lohse immediately becomes the No. 2 or 3 starter in the current Cards' rotation, so the club will be extremely interested to see how he fares in his first game.
Matthew Leach is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.