Brian Matusz made easy work of the
Matusz retired six of the first seven batters he faced, but yielded three runs in the third inning, the big hit a two-run double to center field by
It was the Orioles' fifth tie of the spring, tying a
On the afternoon, Matusz allowed eight base runners over 4 2/3 innings, yielding three runs on six hits, a walk and a hit batter. He struck out two, but battled several deep counts, throwing 83 pitches, 52 of them strikes.
"I'm definitely progressing," Matusz said. "Through the course of the season there's always going to be mechanical things that come off a little bit. So it's just a battle and a grind to keep those things tight. And I've definitely got some things to work on this week."
In the third, Matusz allowed singles to Freddy Galvis,
The Orioles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second on
But Halladay settled in after that, retiring 11 out of 12 Orioles hitters at one point – including nine straight – before he was pulled with one out in the seventh on back-to-back hits by Scott Beerer and Paulino.
The Orioles tied the game in the seventh when non-roster invitee Steve Tolleson hit a one-out, pinch-hit single in the eighth off Phillies right-hander