Markakis making his mark (updated)

Nick Markakis’ power displays aren’t confined to batting practice.

Markakis followed his double in the fourth inning with a home run off Heath Phillips in the fifth to increase the Orioles’ lead to 4-1. The ball slammed off the high screen beyond the 400-foot sign in center field. It wasn’t a cheapie.

Markakis lined to left field in the first inning. Three quality at-bats in his first exhibition game.

David Hernandez breezed through the sixth, getting a fly ball, grounder and called third strike.

I’ll pass along some quotes from Jeremy Guthrie in a few minutes.

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