Around the Grapefruit League

Updated: February 21, 2007, 11:27 AM ET
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Los Angeles Dodgers: The Dodgers picked Derek Lowe to start on Opening Day for the third straight year.

Lowe will be penciled in to pitch the team's season opener April 2 in Milwaukee, Dodgers manager Grady Little said Tuesday. The right-hander is looking forward to redeeming himself after he gave up seven earned runs in an 11-10 loss to Atlanta in last season's opener.

"It's always exciting to pitch Opening Day," Lowe said. "The way I pitched last year was disappointing, so I get ...

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