SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez pitched two perfect innings in his debut with the Baltimore Orioles in their 15-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday.
Jimenez, who signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Orioles on Feb. 19, struck out three.
“I feel good, but I know I’m not 100 percent like most of the pitchers are right now. They’re probably a week ahead of me, but I feel fine. I’m getting there. I’ve been doing some routines that they want me to do in order to get ready for the season, and that’s what I’m doing,” Jimenez said.
Nick Markakis was 4 for 4, including two doubles and a triple. Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy, Ryan Flaherty and Jemile Weeks each drove in two runs. Hardy had three hits.
A.J. Burnett allowed six runs on seven hits in three innings for the Phillies, who are now 1-8-1 in spring training. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez gave up four runs in one inning.
“We’ve got some work to do,” Philadelphia manager Ryne Sandberg said. “Just a lot of little things. The wind blowing, players unaware of it, bobbles on the infield, cutoff throws coming in — yeah, we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
Baltimore’s Miguel Gonzalez sustained a bruised left leg when he was hit by a line drive from Cameron Rupp in the fifth.
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