New York Yankees Spring Training Live Updates against Pittsburgh Pirates
TAMPA – Can you believe we already had two weeks of spring training games behind us?
The Yankees host the Pittsburgh Pirates for the second time this week at George M. Steinbrenner Field with Corey Kluber on the hill.
Before the first pitch, here is the starting grid and some related information.
New York Yankees
DJ LeMahieu 2B
Aaron Richter RF
Aaron Hicks CF.
Giancarlo Stanton DH
Hatch to 1B
Gleyber Torres SS
Gio Urshela 3B
Gary Sánchez C.
Brett Gardner LF
Corey Kluber SP
Aside from Brett Gardner on the left, this is pretty much the kind of line-up we’ll see during the regular season. Now that we’ve been in the games for a couple of weeks, expect at least two bats from each of these players in the starting position as they near opening day.
Kluber was strong in his first few games. Given Jameson Taillon and Gerrit Cole’s workload to date, three innings (depending on the number of pitches) would be a safe bet for the duration of Kluber.
Adam Frazier 2B
Ke’Bryan Hayes 3B
Bryan Reynolds CF.
Phillip Evans 1B
Anthony Alford LF
Tony Wolters C.
Erik González SS
Oneil Cruz DH
Troy Stokes Jr. RF
JT Brubaker SP
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Corey Kluber gives up a leadoff double but has no problem working from the first frame. He knocks out Ke’Bryan Hayes on a filthy place in the dirt and gets Phillip Evans to jump into a double game at the end of the inning.
Yankees get on the board first after Aaron Hicks ripped off an RBI double to bring DJ LeMahieu home.
I wish you a day, DJ LeMahieu. The second baseman hits a triple homer to the right and gives New York an early 4-0 lead.
Kluber runs a booming solo home run from Troy Stokes Jr., but it comes out of the rest of the inning unscathed. He has two strikeouts and four hits that are allowed by three.
Pittsburgh is putting a second run on the board to perform an RBI groundout to the shortstop and reduce the deficit to two runs.
After a perfect inning from Aroldis Chapman, Darren O’Day allows a solo shot over Bryan Reynolds’ short porch. It is now 4-3.
New York is insured by outfielder Ryan LaMarre, who fires a two-run shot at the opposite field on a full-count pitch. Tremendous bat giving Yankees a 6-3 lead.
Chad Green allows a two run home run and this is now a one run game. Pittsburgh’s Rodolfo Castro immediately goes deep to the right.
New York responds with another home run. It’s a derby out here folks. Socrates Brito knocks one off the right foul bar and it’s 7-5.
FINAL: Yankees 7, Pirates 5
Luis Cessa saves in ninth place as New York ends victory.
The bombers are back in action on Sunday in Dunedin against the Toronto Blue Jays. Thank you, as always, for participating and we’ll see you again on Sunday!