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Baltimore at Toronto

    Blue Jays 9, Orioles 3


    DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays had their way with the Baltimore Orioles' pitching staff.

    Dana Eveland allowed three runs and six hits in four innings, and Alfredo Simon got roughed up, too, in the Blue Jays' 9-3 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday.

    Eveland gave up two runs on Eric Thames' fourth-inning double to right that gave the Blue Jays the lead for good. Toronto jumped on Simon for six runs in the next two innings.

    "An OK day," Eveland said. "My stuff was pretty decent. I just made some bad pitches in bad situations, mostly the pitch to Thames. Completely wrong side of the plate. It was supposed to be a fastball down and away. It ended up being a fastball down and in, and he's a pull hitter.

    "I don't throw it hard enough throw it by somebody, so I've got to hit my spots a little better than that."

    Eveland hopes to be a starter, but doesn't expect that to happen.

    "Honestly, I can't see that I would fit into the rotation, considering this is only my third start of spring and the first time really getting extended," he said. "But if I can slide into the long-man (relief) job, or the lefty guy in the pen, that'd be great."

    Simon, pitching for the first time in 10 days since leaving a game with a pulled groin, gave up three runs on two hits in the fifth, one scoring on a wild pitch. He yielded three more runs in the fourth on four hits, including Chris Woodward's double.

    Ryan Flaherty's two-run single put the Orioles on top 2-1 in the third.

    J.C. Arencibia had two hits for Toronto. Jason Esposito had two hits for the Orioles.

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    Baltimore Orioles
    John Ruettiger, CF3000000 .364
       a- Glynn Davis, PH-CF1011000 .200
    Scott Beerer, RF2000002 .273
        Buck Britton, 3B1000000 .300
    Ryan Flaherty, 1B3012011 .265
        Brenden Webb, RF1000010 .000
    Ronny Paulino, C3000000 .194
        Brandon Waring, 1B0000100 .000
    Jai Miller, DH3000010 .189
       b- Nick Delmonico, PH-DH1000011 .250
    Manny Machado, SS3010000 .211
        Blake Davis, 2B1000000 .125
    L.J. Hoes, LF3010021 .176
       c- Caleb Joseph, PH1000010 .143
    Jonathan Schoop, 2B2100002 .000
        Carlos Rojas, SS1000010 .000
    Jason Esposito, 3B3220010 .333
        Brian Ward, C0000000 .000
    a-singled for Ruettiger in the 7th
    b-struck out for Ja. Miller in the 8th
    c-struck out for Hoes in the 9th
    2B - Jason Esposito (1, Oliver)
    RBI - Glynn Davis (1), Ryan Flaherty 2 (10)
    2-OUT RBI - Glynn Davis (1), Ryan Flaherty 2 (4)
    CS - Ryan Flaherty (2, 2nd base by Tepera/Arencibia)
    Team LOB - 5
    Baltimore Orioles
    Dana Eveland (L,1-2) 4633010 3.46
    Alfredo Simon 2666100 7.00
    Jim Johnson 1100100 6.00
    Zach Phillips 1000000 1.59
    WP - Alfredo Simon (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Dana Eveland 20-20, Alfredo Simon 17-12, Jim Johnson 8-4, Zach Phillips 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dana Eveland 4-7, Alfredo Simon 3-3, Jim Johnson 3-0, Zach Phillips 2-1
    Batters Faced - Dana Eveland 18, Alfredo Simon 13, Jim Johnson 5, Zach Phillips 3
    Toronto Blue Jays
    Yunel Escobar, SS2110000 .239
        Omar Vizquel, SS2110002 .433
        Rajai Davis, CF1000000 .297
    Kelly Johnson, 2B2000001 .318
        Luis Valbuena, 2B2001000 .176
    Jose Bautista, RF2010001 .286
        Mike McCoy, RF-CF^SS2111100 .182
    Edwin Encarnacion, 1B2010001 .300
        Chris Woodward, PR-1B2211001 .133
    Eric Thames, LF2012000 .320
        Ricardo Nanita, PR-LF1001000 .333
    Brett Lawrie, 3B2110001 .567
        Jonathan Diaz, 3B1000100 .438
    J.P. Arencibia, C4120001 .256
        Brian Jeroloman, C0000000 .250
    Colby Rasmus, CF2001010 .186
        John Tolisano, RF2120000 .400
    Yan Gomes, DH4111003 .400
    2B - Jose Bautista (6, Eveland), Chris Woodward (1, Simon), Eric Thames (6, Eveland), J.P. Arencibia (2, Eveland), Yan Gomes (7, Simon)
    SF - Luis Valbuena (1), Ricardo Nanita (1)
    RBI - Luis Valbuena (3), Mike McCoy (2), Chris Woodward (1), Eric Thames 2 (9), Ricardo Nanita (2), Colby Rasmus (6), Yan Gomes (9)
    2-OUT RBI - Mike McCoy (1), Eric Thames 2 (5)
    Team LOB - 6
    Outfield Assists - Rajai Davis 1
    E - Jose Bautista (2, Dropped fly), Yunel Escobar (4, Missed catch of throw), Brett Lawrie (2, Throwing)
    Toronto Blue Jays
    Ryan Tepera (W,1-0) 4.2421030 3.52
    Carlos Villanueva (H,4) 1.1000010 0.00
    Darren Oliver (H,4) 1211010 7.50
    Jason Frasor (H,6) 1000120 3.00
    Jerry Gil 1000020 4.05
    HBP - Schoop (by Ryan Tepera), Beerer (by Ryan Tepera)
    Pitches-Strikes - Ryan Tepera 27-25, Carlos Villanueva 6-6, Darren Oliver 6-6, Jason Frasor 11-7, Jerry Gil 7-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Ryan Tepera 5-6, Jerry Gil 1-0
    Batters Faced - Ryan Tepera 20, Carlos Villanueva 4, Darren Oliver 4, Jason Frasor 4, Jerry Gil 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 3430
    Game Time - 2:30
    Temperature - 76
    Umpires - Home - Eric Cooper, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Victor Carapazza