Chris Coghlan

Orioles' Mike Wright builds a case for a role with strong outing in 3-2 win over Phillies

Orioles' Mike Wright builds a case for a role with strong outing in 3-2 win over Phillies

Right-hander Mike Wright delivered a solid three-inning performance in his second start of the spring, allowing just a run on two hits in the Orioles 3-2 exhibition victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday before 7,026 at Ed Smith Stadium.

Wright, who again is competing for a spot starter/swingman role on the major league staff, got six ground balls in his first two innings as he works to make his two-seam fastball a more effective pitch in his repertoire.

“Yeah, it’s been a good pitch for me so far,’’ he said, “and I might try to start implementing that a little more and trying to get a few more ground balls.”

Wright did not allow a hit the first...

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