Baltimore at New York

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Baltimore (4-0) «5200003001090
N.Y. Yankees (1-4)0400000037105

Orioles 10, Yankees 7

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - With much of their power gone or sidelined, the Yankees are hoping Brett Gardner will spark their offense.

"Sometimes you don't need a homer to win a game," Robinson Cano said.

Gardner hit a three-run triple off T.J. McFarland in a four-run second inning during Wednesday's 10-7 loss to a Baltimore Orioles' split squad.

After missing most of last season because of a strained right elbow that required surgery, the speedy Gardner could become a key this season.

New York hit a team-record 245 homers last year but Nick Swisher, Raul Ibanez, Russell Martin and Eric Chavez left as free agents, and Alex Rodriguez and Curtis Granderson will start the season on the disabled list. Just two Yankees on the projected opening-day roster, Mark Teixeira and Cano, topped 20 homers last season.

"I anticipate it's going to be different because we don't quite have the home-run hitters that we've had in the past," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "So, we're going to have to find different ways to score runs. I think when you look at our club this year, there's more speed.

"One outfielder has the potential of stealing 50, 60 bases if he stays healthy the whole year," he said of Gardner, "so I think our offense is going to be different, but I believe we're going to score runs."

Steve Pearce, bidding for a backup role with the Orioles, had two hits and three RBIs. Pearce had an RBI double off Nik Turley during a five-run first, then hit a two-run single against Cody Eppley that made it 7-0 in the second.

"He's a professional hitter," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. "We liked him last year, and that's why we decided to bring him back."

Baltimore's Jake Arrieta gave up three runs, two hits and two walks in 1 2-3 innings.

"Stuff was good," Showalter said. "A little bit of command not where it's going to be."

Turley allowed five runs and three hits over one-third of an inning. In a lineup dominated by prospects, the Yankees made five errors, by Turley, shortstop Jayson Nix, third basemen Corban Joseph and Walter Ibarra, and second baseman Jose Pirela.

"It was pretty sloppy," Girardi said. "We've got a lot of young kids playing, so are you going to see that sometimes, probably."

Kevin Youkilis missed his second straight game because of a sore left side. Signed in the offseason to fill in for Rodriguez, who is not expected back until the All-Star after having left hip surgery on Jan. 16, Youkilis plans to take batting practice Thursday and could play by this weekend.

Starter Phil Hughes, who hasn't thrown for the past nine days because of a bulging disk in his upper back, will continue to workout for the next couple days in a pool.

"All I know is I'm pain free," Hughes said. "I don't want to rush it and have a recurring issue."

The Yankees have not ruled out the possibility that Hughes might not be ready for opening day.

"Is it in jeopardy, his starting? It's possible," Girardi said. "I think it's too early to tell that, though."

Closer Mariano Rivera and ace CC Sabathia are to take part in their first simulated games Thursday.

Rivera hasn't pitch in a game since tearing his ACL in his right knee last May. Sabathia is recovering from offseason elbow surgery.

"All is good," Rivera said.

NOTES: Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson, a Yankees guest instructor, has arrived at camp. ... Orioles SS Ryan Flaherty went deep into hole to field Juan Rivera's grounder and then throw out the Yankees' DH at first in the second. ... New York LHP Andy Pettitte is expected to pitch in a simulated game this weekend.

 
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Players of the Game
Baltimore

S. Pearce
AB 3
R 1
H 2
HR 0
RBI 3
New York

B. Gardner
AB 2
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 3
 

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Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Alexi Casilla, 2B2110100 .200
   a- Yamaico Navarro, PH-3B1000101 .667
Manny Machado, 3B2210101 .500
   b- Travis Ishikawa, PH-1B1000110 .000
Conor Jackson, DH4221010 .222
   c- Christian Walker, PH-DH1000011 .000
Steve Pearce, LF3123010 .667
    Glynn Davis, CF2000010 .000
Russ Canzler, RF2101100 .167
    Brenden Webb, RF0000000 .000
   d- Chris Robinson, PH-C2100002 .000
Lew Ford, CF3010012 .500
    Adrian Marin, SS2110002 .500
Danny Valencia, 1B3000011 .333
    John Ruettiger, LF1100100 .000
Ryan Flaherty, SS3000002 .000
    Buck Britton, 2B-RF2001010 .000
Luis Exposito, C3012111 .400
    Tyler Kelly, PR-2B1000010 .000
Totals381098710  
a-walked for Casilla in the 6th
b-struck out for Machado in the 6th
c-struck out for Jackson in the 8th
d-grounded out for Webb in the 7th
Batting
2B - Conor Jackson (1, Eppley), Steve Pearce (1, Turley)
RBI - Conor Jackson (1), Steve Pearce 3 (6), Russ Canzler (2), Buck Britton (1), Luis Exposito 2 (2)
2-OUT RBI - Steve Pearce 2 (3), Luis Exposito 2 (2)
SB - Lew Ford (2, 2nd base off Kahnle/Stewart)
CS - Yamaico Navarro (1, 2nd base by Montgomery/Cervelli)
Team LOB - 8
Fielding
DP - Flaherty-Casilla-Valencia, Kelly-Ishikawa
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Jake Arrieta 1.2233200 10.13
T.J. McFarland (H,1) 0.1111110 13.50
Dylan Bundy (H,1) 2100110 0.00
Todd Redmond (H,1) 2200030 0.00
Steve Johnson (H,1) 2100130 0.00
Devin Jones (H,1) 0.2233200 40.50
Branden Kline 0.1100100 0.00
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Arrieta 14-6, T.J. McFarland 8-4, Dylan Bundy 13-9, Todd Redmond 14-14, Steve Johnson 15-11, Devin Jones 12-4, Branden Kline 6-2
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Arrieta 4-0, Dylan Bundy 3-2, Todd Redmond 2-1, Devin Jones 1-1, Branden Kline 1-0
Batters Faced - Jake Arrieta 8, T.J. McFarland 3, Dylan Bundy 8, Todd Redmond 8, Steve Johnson 7, Devin Jones 6, Branden Kline 3
New York Yankees
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brett Gardner, LF2013101 .625
    Ramon Flores, LF0100200 .000
Jayson Nix, SS3000022 .429
    Cito Culver, SS2000013 .000
Robinson Cano, 2B3000000 .167
    Jose Pirela, 2B2111001 .600
Juan Rivera, DH3010010 .250
    Kyle Higashioka, PR-DH1000110 .000
Dan Johnson, 1B1100201 .000
    Kyle Roller, 1B2012010 .250
Zoilo Almonte, RF3010001 .286
    Tyler Austin, RF1010100 .333
Slade Heathcott, CF3110011 .250
    Adonis Garcia, CF2000004 .333
Chris Stewart, C2111001 .500
    Francisco Cervelli, C2010000 .143
Corban Joseph, 3B2100111 .000
    Walter Ibarra, 3B1110000 .600
Totals35710788  
Batting
2B - Juan Rivera (1, Redmond)
3B - Brett Gardner (1, McFarland)
RBI - Brett Gardner 3 (3), Jose Pirela (2), Kyle Roller 2 (2), Chris Stewart (1)
2-OUT RBI - Brett Gardner 3 (3), Jose Pirela (1), Kyle Roller 2 (2), Chris Stewart (1)
Team LOB - 9
Fielding
DP - Nix-Cano-Johnson
E - Walter Ibarra (1, Throwing), Corban Joseph (2, Throwing), Jayson Nix (1, Throwing), Jose Pirela (1, Throwing), Nik Turley (1, Throwing)
New York Yankees
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Nik Turley 0.1354110 27.00
Cody Eppley 1.1222120 11.57
Matt Daley 0.1000100 0.00
Francisco Rondon 2100120 0.00
Tommy Kahnle 1100000 0.00
Mark Montgomery 1000110 0.00
Josh Spence 1230110 0.00
Preston Claiborne 1000110 0.00
Ryan Pope 1000020 4.50
WP - Nik Turley 2 (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Nik Turley 20-10, Cody Eppley 14-10, Matt Daley 5-1, Francisco Rondon 15-11, Tommy Kahnle 5-4, Mark Montgomery 8-4, Josh Spence 12-8, Preston Claiborne 10-6, Ryan Pope 7-7
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Nik Turley 1-0, Cody Eppley 1-1, Matt Daley 1-0, Francisco Rondon 3-1, Mark Montgomery 1-0, Josh Spence 3-0, Preston Claiborne 2-1, Ryan Pope 1-0
Batters Faced - Nik Turley 6, Cody Eppley 7, Matt Daley 2, Francisco Rondon 8, Tommy Kahnle 4, Mark Montgomery 3, Josh Spence 7, Preston Claiborne 5, Ryan Pope 3
Game Information
Attendance - 7677
Game Time - 3:26
Temperature - 70
Umpires - Home - Chad Whitson, First Base - Dan Iassogna, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Victor Carapazza