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    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - Wei-Yin Chen had a couple of firsts on Saturday. He became the first Baltimore Orioles pitcher to throw five innings this spring training and displayed a nifty pickoff move that nabbed two runners during a 3-3, 10-inning tie against Boston.

    In a game of split squads, Chen made his third start and blanked Boston until the fifth, when Ryan Lavarnway and Pedro Ciriaco singled and Nate Spears hit a three-run homer.

    In the top of the second, Boston's Ciriaco was caught leaning off first. Chen threw over and Ciriaco was out attempting to steal second, ending the inning.

    Then Chen picked off Adrian Gonzalez to end the fourth. Chen also nearly caught Boston's Ryan Lavarnway off second base.

    "I'm surprised myself, too," Chen said through his interpreter.

    Chen, a native of Taiwan, pitched in Japan the last four seasons before signing with the Orioles in January.

    "It's probably my first time to pick off a runner because in Japan, they don't pick off a lot," Chen said. "Here, that's a new experience to me. It's one of the new things I'm learning right now."

    Manager Buck Showalter said pitching coach Rick Adair has been teaching Chen pickoffs.

    "Chen did not come with that move," he said.

    Chen struck out three and walked two. In 10 innings, he's allowed four runs in 10 innings and given up nine hits.

    "I like where he is right now. He's gotten better each time out," Showalter said.

    Aaron Cook gave up one hit in 3 1-3 scoreless innings. In two appearances, both against Baltimore, Cook hasn't allowed a run in 5 1-3 innings.

    "I'm pitching to contact, trying to get the guys out of the box as quick as possible and get our guys off the field so they can come in and hit," said Cook, who signed with Boston after 10 seasons with Colorado. "I like to pitch to contact. I like to work quick. Today I did everything I went out there to accomplish."

    He thinks he can make the opening-day roster.

    "I think there's time, but we're going to have to wait and see how it plays out. Two-and-a-half weeks is a long time."

    Lavarnway, who raised his average to .471 with three hits, said Cook is easy to catch.

    "We were on the same page all day today," Lavarnway said. "We talked a lot before the game and the last outing. We have a similar style of attacking the hitters, so we work well together."

    NOTES: Baltimore DH Nick Markakis had his first two hits in his second game of spring training. ... The Red Sox were managed by third base coach Tim Bogar. ... Boston wore green jerseys and caps to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. The Orioles wore a green bill on their caps with a green bird. ... LHP Tsuyoshi Wada is scheduled to pitch in his first game when Baltimore plays at Atlanta in a split-squad game on Sunday afternoon. The Orioles host the Yankees Sunday night. Showalter is planning to manage both games. On Saturday, Showalter sent bench coach John Russell to manage the split-squad game against the Red Sox in Fort Myers.

     
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    Boston Red Sox
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Darnell McDonald, CF2000101 .400
        Peter Hissey, PR-CF2010000 .333
    Josh Kroeger, RF-1B5000031 .167
    Kevin Youkilis, DH3000000 .158
       a- Ryan Dent, PH-DH2000001 .000
    Adrian Gonzalez, 1B2010100 .375
        Daniel Nava, PR-RF1000001 .000
    Ryan Lavarnway, C3130000 .471
        Luis Exposito, C1010000 .143
    Pedro Ciriaco, SS3110002 .550
        Tony Thomas, 2B1000011 .000
    Nate Spears, 3B2113000 .278
        Kolbrin Vitek, 3B2000001 .000
    Jason Repko, LF3010010 .143
        Brandon Jacobs, LF10100001.000
    Jonathan Hee, 2B-SS4000002 .200
    Totals37310325  
    a-grounded out for Youkilis in the 8th
    Batting
    HR - Nate Spears (1, Chen)
    RBI - Nate Spears 3 (4)
    CS - Pedro Ciriaco (1, 2nd base by Chen/Wieters)
    PK - Adrian Gonzalez (1, Chen)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Jason Repko 1
    DP - Ciriaco-Gonzalez, Hee-T. Thomas-Kroeger
    PB - Luis Exposito (1)
    E - Clayton Mortensen (1, Throwing)
    Boston Red Sox
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Aaron Cook 3.1100110 0.00
    Clayton Mortensen 2.2720130 0.00
    Will Inman (H,2) 1100100 5.40
    Doug Mathis 3311030 1.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Aaron Cook 16-12, Clayton Mortensen 24-20, Will Inman 7-3, Doug Mathis 18-18
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Aaron Cook 4-4, Will Inman 1-1, Doug Mathis 2-4
    Batters Faced - Aaron Cook 11, Clayton Mortensen 15, Will Inman 4, Doug Mathis 12
    Baltimore Orioles
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Endy Chavez, LF3010001 .409
        Joe Mahoney, 1B2110001 .174
    J.J. Hardy, SS3010002 .250
        Steve Tolleson, SS2011000 .353
    Nick Markakis, DH3120010 .400
       a- Nick Delmonico, PH-DH2010001 .500
    Adam Jones, CF3120000 .227
        L.J. Hoes, LF2000021 .000
    Matt Wieters, C3000004 .100
        Travis Adair, 2B2000001 .000
    Mark Reynolds, 3B2000102 .222
        John Ruettiger, CF2010010 .500
    Nick Johnson, 1B3020011 .286
        Jason Esposito, 3B1000002 .000
    Jai Miller, RF3000013 .226
        Brenden Webb, RF1000000 .000
    Robert Andino, 2B1000211 .217
        John Hester, C1000000 .000
    Totals39312137  
    a-singled for Markakis in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Joe Mahoney (1, Mathis), Nick Markakis (1, Mortensen)
    RBI - Steve Tolleson (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Steve Tolleson (1)
    Team LOB - 9
    Fielding
    DP - Hardy-Andino-N. Johnson
    Baltimore Orioles
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Wei-Yin Chen 5633131 3.60
    Kevin Gregg 1100100 6.00
    Jim Johnson 1000010 13.50
    Matt Lindstrom 1100000 4.50
    Pedro Strop 1200010 1.80
    Zach Phillips 1000000 1.23
    Pitches-Strikes - Wei-Yin Chen 31-26, Kevin Gregg 7-3, Jim Johnson 5-5, Matt Lindstrom 4-4, Pedro Strop 7-7, Zach Phillips 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Wei-Yin Chen 5-5, Kevin Gregg 2-0, Jim Johnson 2-0, Matt Lindstrom 3-0, Pedro Strop 1-1, Zach Phillips 3-0
    Batters Faced - Wei-Yin Chen 20, Kevin Gregg 4, Jim Johnson 3, Matt Lindstrom 4, Pedro Strop 5, Zach Phillips 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 7777
    Game Time - 2:48
    Temperature - 80
    Umpires - Home - Quinn Wolcott, First Base - Bill Welke, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Paul Emmel