SARASOTA, FLA. — The Orioles went deep twice in Thursday night's 5-0 exhibition victory over the Toronto Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium.
First baseman Chris Davis hit a three-run moon shot over the right-center-field fence in the third inning that traveled an estimated 435 feet. Second baseman Jonathan Schoop added a two-run shot over the left-field fence in the seventh.
Schoop had jumped on the first pitch from Blue Jays reliever Cory Burns and drove it into the picnic area in the left-field corner, but the ball sailed foul. He was so disappointed that he yanked the next pitch into the same region, but this time kept it on the fair side of the foul pole.
The Orioles won both games of their split-squad doubleheader, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays, 3-2, in Port Charlotte earlier on a ninth-inning homer by Michael Almanzar and a decisive sacrifice fly by Mike Yastrzemski.
Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez started the nightcap and retired six of the seven batters he faced over his two innings. He had essentially the same pitching line as afternoon starter Wei-Yin Chen, who also pitched two innings and gave up just one hit.
Gonzalez said he worked almost exclusively with his fastball and could remember throwing just four breaking pitches.
"Obviously, you don't want to show every pitch to guys you're going to be facing a lot," he said. "So, especially early in camp, just go out there and work on your fastball command, and, you know, it really worked out tonight."