03/29/10 10:17 PM ET
Guthrie's control off in O's loss
Jones hits fifth homer, but right-hander's struggles continue
By Brittany Ghiroli / MLB.com
at Sarasota, Fla.
Monday, March 29
Orioles at the plate: Brian Roberts connected for his first hit this spring, doubling on a one-hopper to right field with one out in the third inning. Roberts was 0-for-4 with four strikeouts prior to Monday's hit. Nolan Reimold doubled on a one-hopper to the left-field wall to open the fifth, while Adam Jones smashed a three-run homer to left field, his fifth of the Grapefruit League season. Luke Scott hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to close the scoring.Yankees at the plate: Second baseman Robinson Cano blasted a three-run homer in the first inning. The Yankees capitalized on Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie's struggles and converted a trio of walks and Mark Teixeira's hit by pitch into another run. Teixeira's replacement, David Winfree, went yard off reliever Mark Hendrickson to bring home another three runs in the sixth. Orioles on the mound: Guthrie continued his spring woes, surrendering Cano's blast and yielding five total runs (four earned) on three hits and four walks. Guthrie also hit two batters and never quite looked comfortable on the mound, despite striking out seven. The right-hander has allowed four or more runs in three of his past four spring starts. Hendrickson allowed three runs on three hits and one walk over two-thirds of an inning. Yankees on the mound: Javier Vazquez cruised through the first four innings, allowing only one run, before Jones took him deep for three more runs. He tossed 96 pitches before exiting with one out into the sixth and allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks in all. Joba Chamberlain followed Vazquez and recorded the final two outs of the sixth. Worth noting: Teixeira exited in the second inning after taking a Guthrie fastball to his right arm. The injury was ruled a right elbow contusion, and no medical tests have been planned. ... Former Orioles Eddie Murray, Mike Boddicker, Brady Anderson and Ben McDonald visited camp on Monday and took turns joining in on the MASN broadcast. ... After snapping an 0-for-22 skid, Reimold has hit safely in his past five games. Grapefruit League records: Yankees 11-13; Orioles 10-15 Up next: By request of manager Joe Girardi, ambidextrous Minor Leaguer Pat Venditte -- the Yankees' fairly well-known "switch-pitcher" -- is scheduled to appear on Tuesday in the team's 1:05 p.m. ET split-squad game against the Braves in Lake Buena Vista, Fla, which will be shown on MLB.TV. Venditte, a 20th-round Draft pick in 2008, features an overhand delivery with his right arm and a sidearm delivery with his left. He is scheduled to follow CC Sabathia against the Braves, before Sergio Mitre leads another Yankees squad in a 7:05 p.m. game against the Blue Jays in Tampa, Fla., that will also be shown on MLB.TV.
The Orioles will stay in Sarasota and play host to the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. Right-hander Brad Bergesen will be opposed by lefty Dontrelle Willis.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.