Phi 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 4
Bal 0 2 4 4 2 1 1 1 1 15
Date of game: 3/7/2014

Recap: Baltimore vs. Philadelphia

Sarasota, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Ryan Flaherty hit a two-run home run in the second inning to set the tone for the Baltimore Orioles as they blew out the Philadelphia Phillies 15-4 in Grapefruit League play.

Nick Markakis went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored for Baltimore, which had 16 hits. Matt Wieters, J.J. Hardy, Jemile Weeks all picked up two RBI.

Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez threw two hitless innings with three strikeouts and no walks.

Cameron Rupp went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and Darin Ruf added a solo shot of his own in his lone at-bat for the Phillies. Marlon Byrd and Ryan Howard drove in a run apiece.

A.J. Burnett got the start for the Phillies and gave up six runs on seven hits over three innings of work.

Game Notes

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