Yankees 11, Orioles 7

BY foxsports • March 30, 2010

The New York Yankees launched four homers Monday night, and manager Joe Girardi wanted to talk about another kind of hit: the one Mark Teixeira's right elbow took from a pitch from Jeremy Guthrie.

Teixeira left in the second inning, and the Yankees went on to an 11-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Girardi received a scare when Teixeira winced with pain after being struck by a fastball. The injury was determined to be a bruise.

``I was kind of like, 'Oh no!' when he got hit,'' Girardi said. ``He won't play (Tuesday) and probably won't play Wednesday. We'll shoot for Thursday.''

Girardi was glad the injury wasn't serious, but he was irked about the timing of it.

``The guys want to play now. They want to get ready,'' he said. ``(Guthrie) was struggling with his command today, and I didn't want to see any of our guys get hurt.''

Teixeira said: ``I should be fine. Hopefully (the swelling) doesn't get too bad tonight. Tomorrow should be a nice long treatment day.''

Guthrie allowed three hits, walked four, hit two batters and struck out seven. He called the pitch to Teixeira ``a two-seamer that didn't cut'' but added: ``These guys are aggressive and go out there and attack, that makes it more difficult to get out of the way.''

David Winfree replaced Teixeira and hit a three-run homer off Mark Hendrickson in the sixth, one of six homers on a night when a 24 mph wind was blowing toward center field.

Robinson Cano hit a three-run drive off Guthrie in the first inning, Marcus Thames hit a solo shot off Matt Albers in the seventh and P.J. Pilittere added a solo drive against Patrick Egan.

Adam Jones hit a three-run homer for the Orioles and Luke Scott had a two-run shot.

Guthrie is 0-4 with a 7.40 ERA in spring training, but insisted he's ready to pitch in the opening series in Tampa Bay.

``I feel good where I am right now,'' he said. ``Aside from the walks, I'd like to take one pitch (to Cano) back. I feel like this outing would have been a lot different.''

Javier Vasquez allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings for New York.



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