VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Chris Gomez went 4-for-4, and Daniel
Cabrera held Los Angeles to two runs on two hits in five innings
Tuesday in the Baltimore Orioles' 4-3 victory over the Dodgers.
Gomez drove in one run and scored another. Geronimo Gil drove in
a run and Larry Bigbie had two RBI in Baltimore's three-run sixth
inning.Hee-Seop Choi homered and Cesar Izturis had an RBI double for
Los Angeles, but the Orioles raked six Dodgers pitchers for a total
of 14 hits.Los Angeles starter Scott Erickson went five innings and gave up
eight hits, but allowed only one unearned run while striking out
three.One of the two hits off Gomez was a solo homer by Hee-Seop Choi
in the fifth.Choi has looked much more aggressive at the plate in recent
days, something he's been working on."Last week, I think too much," Choi said. "I told (hitting
coach) Tim Wallach I thought it was a big problem, but he said it
was a little problem. I worked on timing and rhythm."Choi has frustrated Dodgers coaches, trying for walks instead of
swinging more often."I like walks, but I want to swing now," Choi said. "Last
week, I was thinking `Ball, strike.' This week, I think, `Swing,
swing, swing.' I like to swing."
Dodgers RHP Brad Penny threw a 48-pitch simulated game in
the morning. He said afterward that he felt good. ... Manager Jim
Tracy said Penny and left fielder Jayson Werth most likely will
stay behind when the team heads west Thursday afternoon for the
final three exhibition games, against the Los Angeles Angels.