Orioles' Arizona Fall League team big success

Orioles' Arizona Fall League team big success
November 18, 2013, 1:30 pm
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Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Henry Urrutia runs to home against the Texas Rangers during the third inning at the Rangers Ballpark.

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The Arizona Fall League could not have ended any better for the Orioles. Four of the Orioles’ better prospects played key roles in the Surprise Saguaros’ 2-0 win over the Mesa Solar Sox in the league’s championship game on Saturday.

Eduardo Rodriguez, one of the team’s best minor league pitchers, got the win after starting and throwing three shutout innings. Rodriguez allowed two hits and struck out four.

Tim Berry pitched a scoreless sixth inning.

Henry Urrutia was 2-for-3 with a run scored, and Jonathan Schoop 1-for-3. He also scored a run.

Surprise was an amalgamation of players from the Orioles, Boston, Cleveland, Milwaukee and Texas. Its manager was Gary Kendall, who runs Bowie during the season. The Saguaros’ pitching coach was Alan Mills, who does the same job for Aberdeen.