The Bombers fell into an early 2-0 hole, and they were never able to dig out, falling 5-1 to the Baltimore Orioles. >> Box score
5 things to know from Friday's game...
1) Deivi Garcia, who could still be in the mix for the Yankees' fifth starter job, had an up-and-down start. In 2.0 innings of work, Garcia allowed two runs on two hits, all of which came in the first inning. After the Orioles went single-double to start the game, Garcia struck out two batters before uncorking a wild pitch to allow the first run to score, followed by a Gary Sanchez passed ball to allow the second run. Garcia's spring ERA is now 6.75.
2) Luke Voit launched his first home run of the spring, a solo shot in the second inning off of Orioles starter Tom Eshelman.
3) DJ LeMahieu did what DJ LeMahieu does. Leading off and playing third base, LeMahieu went 2-for-3, upping his spring batting average up to .409 and his OPS to .958.
4) Aroldis Chapman finally made his spring debut for the Yankees. After originally being scheduled to appear against the Phillies earlier this week, the Yankees held Chapman's first appearance until Friday. The closer pitched the third inning, allowing one hit and striking out one batter.
5) Brett Gardner, batting second and playing center field, went 0-for-3 with two tunners left on base. Gardner, who is slotted in as the Yankee's Opening Day center fielder, is now hitting just .133 this spring.
The Yankees will be in Bradenton, Fla. on Saturday afternoon for a 1:05pm matchup with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jonathan Loaisiga is scheduled to start for the Yankees.