The Yankees fell to 1-2 in Grapefruit League play thanks to a 5-1 loss to the Orioles.
I don’t think anyone was expecting the Yankees to win this one. It was a road game early in Spring Training and the only regular to make the trip was Brett Gardner. Speaking of Gardner, he was 3-3 on the day. Jayson Nix was the only other Yankee with more than one hit – he finished 2-3. The team had eight hits on the day.
Their lone run was scored in the top of the ninth inning when shortstop Walter Ibarra hit a single that scored Corban Joseph. It was the Yankees’ first run since Saturday afternoon’s win against the Braves.
The Orioles played most of their regulars and a few of them contributed to the win. Adam Jones, Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth all had RBI and Russ Canzler, who was designated for assignment by the Yankees earlier this winter drove in Baltimore’s last run in the bottom of the 6th inning. Brian Matusz earned the Spring Training win and Vidal Nuno picked up the loss for the Yankees.
The Yankees will take on the Phillies tomorrow afternoon at Bright House Field in Clearwater.