Phelps strikes out 9 as Yankees beat Orioles 11-8

David Phelps pitched into the sixth inning, striking out nine,

Bobby Wilson had three RBIs and the New York Yankees beat the

Baltimore Orioles 11-8 on Wednesday night.

Phelps will start the season in the Yankees rotation because

Phil Hughes will begin the year on the disabled list with a bulging

disk in his back.

He allowed three runs on four hits in 5 1-3 innings. Phelps

walked two.

Wilson had a two-run double in the second and a sacrifice fly in

the sixth.

Jair Jurrjens started for the Orioles, but left in the second

with a bruised right rib when he was a hit by a line drive by

Thomas Neal.

Taylor Teagarden had a three-run home run and Nate McLouth a

two-run shot for Baltimore.