SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was roughed up for four runs over two innings in his second spring start as the club lost, 6-5, to the Philadelphia Phillies at Ed Smith Stadium in front of an announced 7,010.
After seven straight wins, the Orioles (9-4) have dropped back-to-back Grapefruit League games.
Pitching against the same team Jimenez dominated in his first outing -- he retired all six batters he faced in an extremely proficient outing -- the 30-year-old struggled from the start.
Despite a high pitch count -- Jimenez threw 50 pitches overall and 36 in the first inning -- he almost escaped, but Domonic Brown crushed a full-count delivery into the right-center field gap to put the Phillies up, 3-0.
The Phillies added a run in the second inning on back-to-back, two-out triples by Revere and Galvis.
Burnett, who allowed six runs and seven hits over three innings last Friday, gave up three runs and four hits over four innings Wednesday.
Alex Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth off left-hander Cesar Jimenez to cut the lead to one run. The Orioles had the tying run on base after Reimold followed with a walk, but Xavier Paul flew out to right field to end the game.
In his second outing in four days, Zach Britton pitched a perfect third inning, striking out two. Right-hander Steve Johnson recorded two scoreless innings after Darren O’Day pitched a scoreless sixth.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun