New York Yankees 11 — Baltimore Orioles 8
The Yankees held off the Baltimore Orioles in tonight’s high scoring 11-8 win.
David Phelps started tonight’s game as he prepares for the 2013 season as a starting pitcher. Phelps was effective through his first four innings, including striking out the side in the 4th inning. In the 5th inning, Phelps would face adversity when outfielder Nate McLouth hit a two-run home run off of him. Rebounding from allowing a run to score is a necessity of a starting pitcher so Phelps would continue to work and would give up an additional run before ending the inning with a pair of strikeouts. David Phelps would start the 6th inning with a strikeout before ending his night. In 5.1 innings, Phelps gave up three runs on four hits with two walks and nine strikeouts. Josh Spence would give up a run in 0.2 of an inning of work. Branden Pinder would give up four runs. Three more minor league relievers would piece together the remainder of the game.