John Mayberry

Brian Matusz throws five innings, gives up one run

Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz had plenty of help in his fourth Grapefruit League start Tuesday afternoon against the Phillies at Ed Smith Stadium.

Coming off back-to-back scoreless outings, Matusz's outing Tuesday wasn't his best of the spring, but the 25-year-old took another step toward earning a spot in the Orioles' starting rotation.

He threw a spring training-high five innings, allowing seven hits — including three hits to lead off innings —but yielded just one run.

"It's going to happen over the course of a season, multiple times," Matusz said. "It's about trying to be able to find a way to win, find a way to go as deep as I could go and keep...