Even with reduced velocity, maybe CC Sabathia is putting the pieces to the puzzle together. Sabathia dropped his spring ERA to 2.70 with a second straight strong outing, going seven shutout innings, striking out seven and giving up four hits as the Yankees shut out the Pirates 4-0.
The Yankees got to Edinson Volquez right away. After he retired the first two batters, Carlos Beltran singled. Mark Teixeira walked. Brian McCann followed with a double to bring home Beltran and move Teixeira to third. Tex would come home to score on a wild pitch with Alfonso Soriano up.
The Yanks would get their other two runs in the second. Kelly Johnson led off with a walk. Brian Roberts and Ichiro Suzuki singled to load the bases. Groundouts by Gardner and Jeter would bring home two more runs.
The Yankees improved to 13-9.
The Yankees head over to Ft. Myers to take on the Twins. Masahiro Tanaka will take on Kevin Correia at 1:05. The game is on MLB.tv with the Twins broadcast. You can listen to the Yankees radio call on WFAN.
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