SARASOTA, Fla. - Brad Bergesen was pulled from today's game after four innings and 52 pitches, 26 for strikes.
Bergesen faced the minimum number of batters through 3 1/3 innings despite two four-pitch walks, but he allowed back-to-back singles, a sacrifice fly by Jason Michaels and Bill Hall's two-run homer.
Astros 3, Orioles 1.
Bergesen walked two and struck out one.
In his last three starts, Bergesen has allowed nine earned runs and 16 hits, and walked five, in 9 2/3 innings.
Kevin Gregg is pitching the fifth inning.
Luke Scott is 0-for-2 today and 1-for-26 this spring.