Players of the Day for Sunday, March 3, 2013
The win put the Orioles atop the Grapefruit League standings with a 7-2 mark. Philadelphia dropped to 4-5.
Jackson, a regular with Arizona from 2005 through 2009, was traded to Oakland in 2010, went to Boston in 2011 and is trying to catch on with the Orioles this Spring. He's a lifetime .271 hitter.
Wieters had his best year as a pro in 2012, hitting .249 with 23 homers and 83 RBI.
Batting from the leadoff spot, Alex Gordon socked his first home run of the year - a solo shot - singled, stole a base and scored twice for the Royals. He's put up a .500 average thus far, with seven hits in 14 at-bats.
Gordon, who has played all of his major league ball with the Royals, had a solid season in 2012, batting .294 with 14 homers and 72 RBI. He is expected to be the starting left fielder for the Roaysl in 2013.
KC is being hotly pursued by the Seattle Mariners, who have posted a 9-1 record.