Final in 10

Orioles 5

(13-10, 7-4 away)

Cardinals 5

(15-10, 10-3 home)

    1:05 PM ET, March 30, 2005

    Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, Florida 

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    Baltimore 5, St. Louis 5 (10 innings)

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) -- Reggie Sanders hit his second homer since having his appendix removed March 18, and the St. Louis Cardinals tied the Baltimore Orioles 5-5 in 10 innings Wednesday.

    Both clubs will break camp and head to Oklahoma City for exhibition games on Thursday and Friday.

    Orioles third baseman Melvin Mora left in the third inning after being hit on his right hand by a pitch from starter Jeff Suppan. X-rays were negative, but Mora was sent to Baltimore for a precautionary examination.

    "Obviously, it's a little tender, but I don't see any reason for him not to be ready on opening day," Orioles manager Lee Mazzilli said.

    Before the game, Mazzilli said Mora would likely start the season batting second in the lineup. Mazzilli tried several people in the slot this spring before settling on Mora, who hit .354 when batting second last year.

    Mazzilli also said B.J. Ryan would open the season as the Orioles' closer, replacing Jorge Julio, who converted 22 of 26 save chances in 2004.

    Cardinals right fielder Rick Ankiel threw out a runner with a perfect throw to third base in the eighth. The former pitching phenom had a chance to be the hitting hero in the ninth, but grounded back to the mound with the potential winning run on third.

    "I would have rather got the hit than made the throw," Ankiel said.

    He will stay in Jupiter awaiting a minor league assignment when the Cardinals leave town Thursday. He needs to clear waivers this weekend to remain with St. Louis.

    "I'd rather remain with this team but, hey, it is a business so I'll just wait and see," said Ankiel, who hit three home runs this spring in minor league games.

    St. Louis reliever Bill Pulsipher gave up two hits in a scoreless inning and has not allowed a run in 11 innings this spring. The left-hander, who hasn't pitched in the majors since 2001, was signed by the Cardinals as a minor league free agent in February.

    "Pulsipher hasn't been a surprise because we had people in camp who have seen him pitch," Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. "But he stands out. He's been impressive."

    It took a terrific defensive play to keep Pulsipher's spring training record spotless. A relay from center fielder So Taguchi to Hector Luna to catcher Yadier Molina cut down Nick Markakis at the plate, preventing the winning run from scoring in the 10th inning.

    "Since I've gotten over my anxiety I have felt I could pitch in the big leagues," Pulsipher said.

    Cardinals shortstop David Eckstein and second baseman Mark Grudzielanek had two hits apiece.

    Brian Roberts went 3-for-3 and Sammy Sosa was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Baltimore.

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