Chen pitches 2 scoreless innings in Orioles' debut
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Baltimore newcomer Wei-Yin Chen made a neat debut, pitching two scoreless innings Wednesday as the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 6-0.
Chen, a native of Taiwan, pitched in Japan the last four seasons. He retired the Twins in order in the first and, after giving up a leadoff single to Aaron Bates in the second, struck out Brian Dinkelman, Sean Burroughs and Ben Revere.
Robert Andino and Adam Jones had RBI singles. Jai Miller hit a three-run double in the eighth.
In his second spring start, Carl Pavano allowed a run and six hits in three innings. In five innings, Pavano has given up three runs and nine hits.