MIAMI, MARCH 2 -- Reserve infielder Jackie Gutierrez had two doubles, the second one a game-winner in the bottom of the seventh -- and last -- inning, as coach John Hart's team beat coach Elrod Hendricks' team, 2-1, in the first of three intrasquad games for the Baltimore Orioles before their exhibition campaign opens Saturday.

Former New York Mets reliever Doug Sisk pitched the seventh inning for both teams and received both the win and the loss. Seven pitchers worked in all, with John Habyan probably the most impressive. He started for Hendricks' team, pitched two scoreless innings and struck out two.

"I'm not going to make the team off an intrasqad game," Habyan said, "but it's better than not doing well. I'm much farther along than last year, but I have a chance to make the team now. I'd always been a dark horse in the past."

First-year General Manager Roland Hemond was impressed, saying, "If a guy gets off the plane and throws like Habyan did, you'd be worried he might blow his arm out. But he'd been throwing in Baltimore. It's also a sign that he knows there's some competition for jobs in this camp."

Manager Cal Ripken Sr. wasn't overly excited about Gutierrez, saying, "He had two hits, but he also had two good plays and two bad plays at shortstop." . . .

Ripken said Rene Gonzales will start at third base in Saturday's opener against the New York Yankees in Fort Lauderdale. Gonzales and Craig Worthington are competing for the position, with Worthington the favorite. Ripken chose Gonzales to start "because, number one, he was with us last year {Worthington is a rookie}. He's a more experienced player, and he deserves a chance." . . .

Ken Gerhart is still bothered by a sore left ankle and may start in left field instead of center . . . The Orioles' biggest experiment this spring has been to see if infielder Pete Stanicek can switch to left field. Oddly enough, though, Stanicek may not play an inning in left in the final two intrasquad games. "We only have eight infielders here," Ripken said, "and we have too many outfielders. I need him to play second." . . .

Outfielder Joe Orsulak agreed today on a one-year contract . . . If reliever Don Aase's sore back is better, he may pitch an inning of Thursday's intrasquad game . . . Pitcher Mike Griffin's sprained left ankle is still keeping him idle.