TAMPA, Fla. — - Ty Wigginton and Garrett Atkins homered Saturday, but the New York Yankees roughed up Jeremy Guthrie in the early innings and scored a 5-3 victory at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
Wigginton hit a two-run shot off Yankees starter Javier Vazquez for his second homer of the spring and Atkins hit his first off Alfredo Aceves, but that was not enough to keep the Orioles from losing for the eighth time in 10 games.
The Yankees batted around in the first inning to score three runs on five hits off Guthrie, who settled down enough to work through 3 1/3 innings. He threw 63 pitches, 41 of them for strikes, and gave up a total of four runs on eight hits.
"It wasn't great," Guthrie said. "I gave up a lot of hits, got behind some hitters and walked that leadoff guy."
For a box score of Saturday's exhibition game, go to baltimoresun.com/mlbscores
The Orioles return home to face the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium. Brian Matusz will start for the Orioles with Jim Johnson, Koji Uehara, Kam Mickolio and Will Ohman also scheduled to pitch. Right-hander Kyle Kendrick will start for the Phillies. The Orioles will also play a "B" game today against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Pirate City. Jake Arrieta is scheduled to start.