Final

Dodgers 4

(15-11, 9-4 away)

Orioles 2

(11-11, 5-6 home)

    1:05 PM ET, March 24, 2007

    Ft. Lauderdale Stadium, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 

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    BAL 001001000 2 - -

    Dodgers 4, Orioles (ss) 2

    Associated Press

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Miguel Tejada walked out of the clubhouse in the eighth inning and headed toward his car. He didn't know how the Baltimore Orioles' game against the Los Angeles Dodgers was going to play out.

    "I'm not too happy right now," the shortstop said as he strolled out the door.

    Tejada and Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez each committed two errors, one apiece in each of the first two innings, and Baltimore's split squad lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 Saturday.

    "We were awful sloppy today," Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo said. "We're capable of making the plays. We're just not making them."

    Randy Wolf gave up two runs and five hits in 5 2-3 innings for the Dodgers. Wolf, who is expected to start the season as the No. 2 pitcher in the rotation, walked two and struck out seven. His ERA this spring is 4.24.

    Los Angeles got eight hits off Baltimore starter Daniel Cabrera, who yielded only three runs in six innings despite receiving little support from his defense. One of the runs he allowed was unearned.

    Cabrera struck out four and did not walk a batter, no small feat for a pitcher who led the AL in walks last year.

    Los Angeles scored in the first inning. Juan Pierre singled, stole second, advanced to third when Tejada misplayed a grounder and scored when Hernandez threw the ball into left field while trying to catch Pierre off third base.

    Matt Kemp reached on an error by Tejada in the second and moved to third on a throwing error by Hernandez but was stranded when Cabrera got Wilson Valdez to hit a two-out grounder.

    Los Angeles used four hits to score two runs in the fourth, and Cabrera avoided damage in the fifth after the Dodgers put runners at second and third with none out. Cabrera benefited from a visit to the mound by Perlozzo, who wanted the right-hander to throw his fastball without fear of missing the strike zone.

    "I was trying to get him to relax and not be afraid to walk anybody," Perlozzo said. "I just wanted him to let it fly."

    Perlozzo usually sends pitching coach Leo Mazzone out to the mound in such situations, but in this case he decided to do it himself.

    "Because I'm the manager, and I wanted to get the point across to him," Perlozzo said. "I just felt like it was my time."

    Game notes


    Dodgers reliever Yhency Brazoban, recovering from Tommy John surgery, will remain in Florida for extended spring training, followed by a minor league rehabilitation stint that should return him to the team in about four to six weeks, pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said. Brazoban has been throwing bullpen sessions for three weeks, but faced hitters Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery last April. ... The swelling in OF Jason Repko's left hamstring went down enough that he was able to have an MRI. He won't get the results until Monday. Repko injured his leg Thursday against Baltimore, just after returning from a strained groin. "It's sore," said Repko, who was off crutches but still limping. "I'll meet with the doctors on Monday and then we will go from there." ... Dodgers SS Rafael Furcal is expected to have an MRI when the swelling around his sprained ankle goes down enough. His injury is thought to be less severe than Repko's.

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