Orioles Hammer Yankees Starter Sergio Mitre

Fox hits 8th HR for O's, Britton shuts down Yanks

      SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – Jake Fox hit his eighth home run, most in
the majors this spring, and Zach Britton had another impressive
outing to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 6-2
on Tuesday.
      Britton finally allowed his first run of the spring, but he's
making it hard on the Orioles to choose a No. 5 starter. He yielded
one run and six hits in five-plus innings, walking two and striking
out five. Jason Berken followed and pitched two scoreless innings.
      Britton has worked 14 innings in four spring appearances,
allowing one run.
      Fox, bidding to become the Orioles' backup catcher, hammered a
long homer to left field off Yankees starter Sergio Mitre, giving
Baltimore the lead for good at 2-1 in the third. Struggling Luke
Scott added his first spring homer, a two-run shot that capped a
four-run inning.
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