Ernesto Frieri

Pedro Alvarez productive in first outfield start as Orioles beat Yankees, 5-4

Pedro Alvarez productive in first outfield start as Orioles beat Yankees, 5-4

The focus of the Orioles’ Pedro Alvarez experiment is centered on whether the slugger can hold his own defensively in the outfield. But Alvarez has reminded the club Saturday in his Grapefruit League debut what kind of asset he can potentially be.

Alvarez, making his first career start in right field Saturday against the New York Yankees at Steinbrenner Field, caught the only ball hit his direction on the day, offering more production with his bat in the Orioles' 5-4 win.

Alvarez drove in two runs, hitting a solo home run to lead off the seventh and a two-out RBI single to ignite a three-run fourth inning for the Orioles.

Third baseman Chris Johnson followed...

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