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    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Slowed by a tender elbow, Tsuyoshi Wada made his delayed spring training debut for the Baltimore Orioles when he pitched two innings of relief for a split squad Sunday in a 2-2, 10-inning tie against the Atlanta Braves.

    The 31-year-old left-hander, signed to an $8.15 million, two-year contract, allowed one hit, struck out three and walked none in the sixth and seventh innings.

    "I was happy to finally get out there with my new teammates and compete," Wada said through an interpreter. "It showed me I have a chance to do well at this level."

    Wada was 16-5 with a 1.53 ERA last season for Fukuoka of Japan's Pacific League. He had a 33-13 record over the past two years with 337 strikeouts and 95 walks in 52 starts.

    "I didn't look like he had much anxiety," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. "He was impressive. You can see why he's had success."

    He allowed a run in the seventh on Joey Terdoslavich's leadoff double, a wild pitch and Jordan Parraz's RBI grounder.

    "There were a bit of nerves," Wada said. "I wasn't too happy to give up a run and my pitch count was up a little bit. I will do better the next time."

    Wada missed the first two weeks of exhibition games after experiencing elbow soreness following a fielding drills. He received a cortisone shot and had his elbow drained in late February.

    He did well against a pair of All-Stars in his opening inning. Wada struck out Martin Prado on three pitches to start the sixth and ended the inning by throwing a called third strike past Dan Uggla.

    "Of course, the batter didn't know who I am," Wada said. "Hitters will be more prepared later."

    Atlanta's Mike Minor stretched his spring scoreless streak to 14 innings, allowing two hits in five innings, striking out three and walking one.

    "He's been great," Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said. "You can see the command and his secondary pitches are getting better and better."

    A first-round draft pick in 2009, he has given up seven hits during spring training with 10 strikeouts and four walks.

    "I'm very pleased," said Minor, who was 4-1 with a 3.83 ERA for the Braves after the All-Star break last year. "I tried to make it feel like an in-season game. My breaking pitches were better. If I have three really good pitches, I'll feel good going into the season."

    Orioles starter Jason Hammel gave up one run, four hits and a walk in 4 2-3 innings. Chipper Jones doubled off Hammel for his first extra-base hit of the exhibition season. Jones is 5-for-12 following an 0-for-10 start.

    NOTES: Randall Delgado will start for the Braves against the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, with Julio Teheran following him. The young right-handers are competing for the fifth spot in the Atlanta rotation. ... The Braves reduced their spring training roster to 44. RHPs Todd Redmond, Jaye Chapman, J.J. Hoover and LHP Luis Avilan were optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett. LHP Sean Gilmartin, a first-round draft pick last year, and C Evan Gattis were assigned to the minor league camp. ... Orioles 1B Nick Johnson had a double, single and walk, raising his average to .348.

     
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    Baltimore Orioles
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Matt Antonelli, 2B5010000 .273
    Steve Tolleson, 3B4000022 .286
        Carlos Rojas, SS1000010 .000
    Nick Johnson, DH2020100 .348
       a- Caleb Joseph, PH-DH1000000 .167
    Wilson Betemit, 1B3010003 .138
        Jeff Larish, 1B1000001 .250
    Ronny Paulino, C3000001 .235
        Travis Adair, 3B1000000 .000
    Scott Beerer, RF3000000 .333
        John Ruettiger, CF0000100 .500
    Jai Miller, CF3000020 .206
        Brenden Webb, RF1000001 .000
    L.J. Hoes, LF3110010 .083
        Blake Davis, LF1000001 .000
    Manny Machado, SS3111010 .182
        Brian Ward, C1000010 .000
    Totals3626128  
    a-flied out for N. Johnson in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Nick Johnson (3, Minor), L.J. Hoes (1, Venters)
    RBI - Manny Machado (1)
    SB - John Ruettiger (1, 2nd base off Kimbrel/Boscan)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    E - Matt Antonelli (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Baltimore Orioles
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jason Hammel 4.2411150 1.86
    Chris Petrini 0.1000010 0.00
    Tsuyoshi Wada 2111030 4.50
    Oscar Villarreal 2000030 3.00
    Kyle Simon 1100000 0.00
    HBP - Uggla (by Jason Hammel)
    WP - Tsuyoshi Wada (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Jason Hammel 33-28, Chris Petrini 3-3, Tsuyoshi Wada 14-13, Oscar Villarreal 12-12, Kyle Simon 6-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jason Hammel 3-4, Tsuyoshi Wada 2-1, Oscar Villarreal 3-0, Kyle Simon 4-0
    Batters Faced - Jason Hammel 18, Chris Petrini 1, Tsuyoshi Wada 7, Oscar Villarreal 6, Kyle Simon 5
    Atlanta Braves
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Michael Bourn, CF3000032 .250
        Ernesto Mejia, 1B2000012 .143
    Martin Prado, LF3010010 .375
        Drew Sutton, LF-2B1000000 .333
    Brian McCann, DH3000000 .276
       a- Matt Diaz, PH-DH1000010 .188
    Dan Uggla, 2B2000020 .290
        Jose Constanza, LF1000000 .190
    Chipper Jones, 3B2110011 .227
        Joe Terdoslavich, 3B2110010 .286
    Freddie Freeman, 1B3010002 .162
        Luis Durango, CF1000000 .500
    Jordan Parraz, RF3012001 .409
    Tyler Pastornicky, SS4000010 .125
    J.C. Boscan, C3010110 .286
    Totals34262112  
    a-struck out for McCann in the 9th
    Batting
    2B - Chipper Jones (1, Hammel), Joe Terdoslavich (3, Wada), J.C. Boscan (1, K. Simon)
    SH - Jordan Parraz (1)
    RBI - Jordan Parraz 2 (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Jordan Parraz (2)
    SB - Luis Durango (2, 2nd base off K. Simon/Ward)
    CS - Martin Prado (1, 2nd base by Hammel/Paulino), Jordan Parraz (1, 2nd base by Hammel/Paulino)
    Team LOB - 5
    Fielding
    DP - Jones-Uggla-Freeman
    E - Jordan Parraz (2, Dropped fly)
    Atlanta Braves
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Mike Minor 5200130 0.00
    Cory Gearrin (H,3) 1200020 0.00
    Eric O'Flaherty (H,2) 1000010 5.40
    Jonny Venters 1221000 7.50
    Craig Kimbrel 1000100 0.00
    Dusty Hughes 1000020 0.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Mike Minor 26-22, Cory Gearrin 9-9, Eric O'Flaherty 5-5, Jonny Venters 6-6, Craig Kimbrel 8-3, Dusty Hughes 10-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mike Minor 6-5, Eric O'Flaherty 2-0, Jonny Venters 2-2, Craig Kimbrel 1-2, Dusty Hughes 1-0
    Batters Faced - Mike Minor 17, Cory Gearrin 5, Eric O'Flaherty 3, Jonny Venters 6, Craig Kimbrel 4, Dusty Hughes 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6635
    Game Time - 2:41
    Temperature - 79
    Umpires - Home - Jerry Layne, First Base - Mark Wegner, Second Base - Jeff Nelson, Third Base - Lance Barksdale