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    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Roy Oswalt completed the first full turn through Philadelphia's vaunted rotation, giving up a run in two innings of a 6-5 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

    Former first-round draft pick Matt Wieters went 3 for 4 with two RBIs to lead Baltimore.

    Oswalt, acquired from Houston at the trade deadline last July, walked his first hitter in his Phillies spring debut but settled in enough to have what he felt was a productive start. Oswalt was the fifth Philadelphia starter to take the mound this spring, following Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee.

    "I was pretty much just trying to locate fastballs, more than anything," Oswalt said. "I tried to stick with that and the changeup most of the day. My biggest thing, my goal every spring training, is to just get your fastball command down first, and then everything works off of that."

    Like a couple of his rotation mates before him, Oswalt didn't leave the game unscathed. He gave up consecutive one-out hits in the second, including an RBI double to Brendan Harris. In all, Oswalt allowed two hits, walked one and struck out one.

    "We got through the first wave," Philadelphia pitching coach Rich Dubee said. "The one thing that's been impressive is they're throwing the ball in the strike zone consistently. That's where you start. You have to start in the strike zone."

    Hamels will begin the second turn through the rotation when he takes the mound Thursday in Fort Myers against the Boston Red Sox.

    While the Phillies prep their star-studded stable of starters, the Orioles watched promising right-hander Chris Tillman keep his arm in the race for Baltimore's No. 5 job. The 22-year-old Tillman held the Phillies to one run and three hits in two innings. He struck out one and walked one.

    "It felt good to get the first one out of the way," Tillman said. "The body felt good. I was a little jumpy, a little too excited, get the ball to the plate as fast as I could. Other than that, body felt good, stuff was good - I was just a little too cute."

    The 24-year-old Wieters, entering his third big league season, hit a one-out single to cap a two-run seventh that increased Baltimore's lead to 5-1. The Orioles added another run in the eighth on three of their 16 hits, 13 of which were singles.

    "We swung the bats good, should have put a few more (runs) out there," manager Buck Showalter said.

    NOTES: Philadelphia catcher Carlos Ruiz left the team to fly to Panama to attend the birth of his second son. Ruiz is expected to rejoin the team Friday. ... Philadelphia rookie outfielder Domonic Brown was held out against the Orioles. Brown, in competition for the starting right field job, is 0 for 12 with eight strikeouts in four Grapefruit League games. ... Orioles 1B Derrek Lee, who had offseason surgery on his right thumb, took batting practice for the fourth straight day and expects to play Saturday against Boston. ... Baltimore RHP Justin Duchscherer threw off flat ground and reported to Showalter he felt strong. Duchscherer injured his left hip last week and has yet to pitch in a game. ... The Orioles are 3-0 in exhibition games.

     
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    Baltimore Orioles
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Randy Winn, RF2110100 .250
        Matt Angle, RF-CF2111000 .400
    Felix Pie, CF4011001 .286
        Nick Green, PR-3B1100012 .000
    Josh Bell, 3B4110023 .143
        Tyler Henson, RF1000002 .000
    Matt Wieters, DH4032001 .571
       a- Ryan Adams, PH-DH1000000 .000
    Nolan Reimold, LF5010023 .333
    Jake Fox, C3120010 .571
        Craig Tatum, C2000001 .400
    Brendan Harris, 2B3021001 .667
        Robert Andino, PR-2B1110000 .250
    Joe Mahoney, 1B3010002 .333
        Brandon Snyder, 1B1010000 .600
    Cesar Izturis, SS3000003 .000
        Pedro Florimon, SS10100001.000
    Totals41616516  
    a-lined out for Wieters in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Felix Pie (2, De Fratus), Josh Bell (1, Worley), Brendan Harris 2 (3, Oswalt, Herndon)
    RBI - Matt Angle (1), Felix Pie (1), Matt Wieters 2 (3), Brendan Harris (3)
    2-OUT RBI - Matt Wieters 2 (2)
    SB - Randy Winn (1, 2nd base off Lidge/Schneider), Matt Angle (2, 2nd base off De Fratus/Schneider)
    Team LOB - 9
    Fielding
    DP - Florimon-Andino-Snyder
    Baltimore Orioles
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Chris Tillman (W,1-0) 2311110 4.50
    Zach Britton (H,1) 2200010 0.00
    Mark Worrell (H,1) 1000100 0.00
    Mike Gonzalez (H,1) 1000010 0.00
    Jim Johnson (H,1) 1000020 0.00
    Pedro Viola (H,1) 1111100 9.00
    Nick Bierbrodt (H,1) 0.1333002 81.00
    Chris Jakubauskas (S,1) 0.2000100 0.00
    WP - Zach Britton (1), Pedro Viola (1), Chris Jakubauskas (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Chris Tillman 15-11, Zach Britton 11-10, Mark Worrell 7-3, Mike Gonzalez 5-5, Jim Johnson 7-7, Pedro Viola 8-3, Nick Bierbrodt 6-5, Chris Jakubauskas 6-2
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Chris Tillman 3-2, Zach Britton 4-1, Mark Worrell 2-1, Jim Johnson 1-0, Pedro Viola 1-1, Chris Jakubauskas 2-0
    Batters Faced - Chris Tillman 10, Zach Britton 8, Mark Worrell 4, Mike Gonzalez 3, Jim Johnson 3, Pedro Viola 4, Nick Bierbrodt 4, Chris Jakubauskas 3
    Philadelphia Phillies
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jimmy Rollins, SS3000012 .167
        Wilson Valdez, SS1000100 .333
    Placido Polanco, 3B2010100 .333
        Harold Garcia, 3B0100100 .500
    Raul Ibanez, LF3110002 .182
        Delwyn Young, LF2011001 .444
    Ryan Howard, 1B3011012 .182
        Ross Gload, 1B1000001 .286
    Ben Francisco, DH3000002 .308
       a- Matt Miller, PH-DH1000001 .000
    Shane Victorino, CF2010000 .333
        Michael Martinez, CF2111010 .125
    John Mayberry Jr., RF4121001 .333
    Brian Schneider, C2000110 .286
        Tuffy Gosewisch, C1000000 .000
    Brian Bocock, 2B3000013 .000
        Pete Orr, 2B1110000 .400
    Totals3459445  
    a-grounded into a double play for Francisco in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Ryan Howard (1, Tillman), John Mayberry Jr. (1, Tillman)
    3B - Pete Orr (1, Bierbrodt)
    HR - Michael Martinez (1, Bierbrodt), John Mayberry Jr. (1, Bierbrodt)
    SH - Harold Garcia (1)
    RBI - Delwyn Young (1), Ryan Howard (1), Michael Martinez (1), John Mayberry Jr. (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Ryan Howard (1)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Raul Ibanez 1
    DP - Rollins-Bocock-Howard
    E - Harold Garcia (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Philadelphia Phillies
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Roy Oswalt 2211110 4.50
    Brad Lidge (L,0-1) 1311010 9.00
    Vance Worley 2411000 2.25
    David Herndon 1100010 0.00
    Justin De Fratus 1321020 9.00
    Brian Bass 1311010 9.00
    Brian Gordon 1000000 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Roy Oswalt 14-10, Brad Lidge 8-7, Vance Worley 9-9, David Herndon 6-6, Justin De Fratus 11-10, Brian Bass 8-8, Brian Gordon 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Roy Oswalt 2-3, Vance Worley 4-1, David Herndon 2-0, Brian Bass 1-1
    Batters Faced - Roy Oswalt 9, Brad Lidge 5, Vance Worley 9, David Herndon 4, Justin De Fratus 6, Brian Bass 6, Brian Gordon 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 5966
    Game Time - 3:01
    Temperature - 76
    Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Paul Emmel