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
"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
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.
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
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
"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.