Orioles 4, Dodgers 4

The boys rallied with three in the ninth to tie, starting with a leadoff walk from Hu followed by a two-run homer by the X-man, Xavier Paul. Andy LaRoche followed with a single, took second on a passed ball and raced home when Andre Ethier dropped a two-out blooper into shallow left field. Dodgers left the winning run on third in the 10th when LaRoche struck out, but just before that, Paul drew an impressive eight-pitch walk that included fouling off two 3-2 pitches. Afterward, Joe Torre talked more about that than the home run. Chad Billingsley gave up a run on three hits over two innings, but Jason Johnson followed with two scoreless innings and has not pitched four scoreless innings for the spring. James Loney went 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles and now is hitting .500 (6 for 12) for the spring. Dodgers go to 1-3-1 in the Grapefruit League and play a day-night, road-home doubleheader tomorrow with the Nationals.

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