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Roberts, Markakis and Matusz lead Orioles to 3rd straight win, 5-1 over Yankees

  • Baltimore Orioles' Conor Jackson (36) steals second base ahead of the tag by New York Yankees second baseman Jayson Nix during the fourth inning of a baseball spring training exhibition game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Associated Press

  • Baltimore Orioles' Nick Markakis hits an RBI single during the third inning of a baseball spring training exhibition game against the New York Yankees, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Associated Press

  • Baltimore Orioles' Brian Roberts, right, slides safely into second base in front of New York Yankees second baseman Jayson Nix, left, on a double during the third inning of a baseball spring training exhibition game, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Associated Press

  • New York Yankees left fielder Brett Gardner bunts during the third inning of baseball spring training exhibition game against the Baltimore Orioles, Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. Gardner singled on the play. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)The Associated Press

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 postseason 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 — center 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.