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.