CLEARWATER, Fla. – The Orioles’ splendid spring pitching continued Saturday afternoon, and the offense provided just enough firepower for a win.
threw four scoreless innings in a 1-0
win over the
Field, allowing just three hits and striking out four with no walks.
“He threw the ball well,” Showalter said. “His tempo was up. He was throwing the ball downhill. That’s good.
“There was a lot of room for improvement from his last outing,” he added. “We’ll see. Each one is another step for him. It’s a good one for him.”
followed with three shutout innings in relief, and Oscar Villarreal and Miguel Socolovich tossed scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively.
Orioles pitching has allowed just four runs in its past 37 innings.
“We’ve pitched decently in
,” Showalter said. “I don’t think anybody’s going to sit here and sign off on that. We’ve got a long road to go. There are so many factors down here that will fool you. You really need to take a step back and take a look at reality.”
The game’s only scoring came on first baseman
’ solo homer to right field off Phillies pitcher
for the Orioles’ first home run of the spring.