Gonzalez, Wisler solid in final spring tuneups

Gonzalez, Wisler solid in final spring tuneups

SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Braves used an offensive attack that featured double-digit hits, but the Orioles scored a run in the ninth on Garabez Rosa's RBI single as the two clubs played to a 4-4 tie in 10 innings Tuesday.

Atlanta scored three runs in the sixth inning off O's reliever Zach Phillips. After loading the bases, Tyler Flowers and Jace Peterson drove in runs and Gordon Beckham hit a sacrifice fly.

Beckham's sac fly

Braves starter Matt Wisler went five-plus innings and allowed three runs, including a pair of homers. Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, behind the plate for the first time since March 12, went deep, and Manny Machado got things going with a first-inning homer.

Machado's solo shot

"The fourth and fifth inning was probably the best I've thrown all spring, so to have that kind of feel right now, I'm happy with that," Wisler said. "Just try to keep that kind of consistency going forward, staying aggressive with everything.

Mark Trumbo also drove in a run for Baltimore in the sixth.

Rosa's game-tying single

Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez, who entered the game with a 12.56 spring ERA, held Atlanta to one run in his best Grapefruit League outing.

"I know it's toward the end and I wanted to get a good outing just to feel better mentally, and overall I did good," Gonzalez said of the 75-pitch outing.

Gonzalez on outing

"I had some good command in some other outings against the Red Sox, the Yankees. Today was that day that I had a little luck on my side, and that definitely feels good."

The game's start was delayed by 10 minutes due to rain.

Up next for the Braves: Julio Teheran takes the ball on Wednesday for his final Grapefruit League tuneup when the Braves welcome the Yankees to Champion Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. ET matchup on Gameday Audio. The veteran right-hander, who will make his third consecutive Opening Day start on Monday against the Nationals, has enjoyed a solid spring, pitching to a 2.60 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP in 17 1/3 innings across four starts. The Yankees will counter with CC Sabathia.

Up next for the Orioles: Baltimore will send Opening Day starter Chris Tillman to the mound at home on Wednesday night vs. Detroit on MLB.TV. The Tigers will counter with righty Shane Greene for the 6:05 p.m. ET matchup.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.