With a bunch of regulars down in Panama, the Yankees' lineup featured quite a lot of minor leaguers. Only the first three hitters in the order, Ichiro Suzuki, Brian Roberts and Kelly Johnson, look like they will make the team out of spring training. The rest of the linuep ranged from the likes of Austin Romine to Mason Williams to Carmen Angelini. The mostly young Yankee lineup would only push one run across as they fell 2-1 to the Orioles.
Chris Tillman held down the Yankees hitless through 3.1 innings and scoreless through five. The game's first run did not come until the top of the sixth when Francisco Arcia led off with a home run.
Vidal Nuno had similar success against a fairly decent Orioles' lineup. Nuno held the Orioles scoreless through four innings, allowing one hit and a walk while striking out three. Danny Burawa came in for him. Chris Davis tied the game with a solo home run against Burawa in the bottom of the sixth. That homer chased Burawa from the game. He went 1.2 innings allowing one run on three hits and a walk.
The Orioles took a lead in the bottom of the seventh. Mark Montgomery had come in to finish off the sixth for Burawa and came back out for the seventh. Delmon Young led off against Montgomery with a double. Jemile Weeks then came in to pinch run for Young. Weeks stole third and then scored on a sacrifice fly from Jonathan Schoop. That made the score 2-1 in favor of the Orioles.
The Yankees had a chance to tie the game in the top of the eighth after Arcia walked and Taylor Dugas doubled. But Darren O'Day struck out the next three hitters to get out of the inning.
Brian Gordon came in for the eighth inning replacing Montgomery. Montgomery went 1.1 innings, allowing one run on one hit. Gordon pitched a perfect eighth inning.
The Yankees couldn't get a run in the top of the ninth and the Orioles finished off a 2-1 win.