Lefty Brian Matusz became the first Orioles pitcher to go more than four innings in a big-league spring training game, allowing six hits and one run while walking none and striking out eight Minnesota Twins in 4 2/3 innings.
He threw 80 pitches, 54 for strikes and was pulled after striking out the last batter he faced, Matt Tolbert. He now has 13 strikeouts in 12 1/3 innings this spring.
Tolbert hit a solo homer in the third, an inning in which Matusz fanned the other three batters he faced.
Matusz left with two outs and a runner on second in the fifth. Reliever Alberto Castillo walked Justin Morneau and plunked Jeff Bailey to load the bases before striking out Luke Hughes to end the inning.
It's 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth. Vladimir Guerrero had a RBI single in the fourth, scoring Nick Markakis, who had doubled.