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Roberts, Markakis, Matusz lead Orioles past Yankees

Associated Press

2/25/2013 4:17:44 PM

SARASOTA, Fla. -- Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis each had two hits and Brian Matusz pitched two scoreless innings as the Baltimore Orioles won their third straight game, 5-1 over the New York Yankees on Monday.

Roberts and Markakis, the two most senior Orioles, were injured and missed the team's first post-season appearance in 15 years. Matusz, who was reinvented as a left-handed reliever last August, started and allowed two hits to a Yankees lineup that featured only two regulars -- centre fielder Brett Gardner and catcher Francisco Cervelli.

Gardner had three hits for New York, which lost Curtis Granderson on Sunday for 10 weeks with a broken right forearm.

Left fielder Nate McLouth drove in two runs for Baltimore.