Spring training breakdown: Yankees 11, Pirates 9
By Rob Biertempfel
Published: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 6:30 p.m.
red sox at pirates, 1:05 p.m.
McKechnie Field, Bradenton, Fla.
Radio: KDKA-FM (93.7)
Red Sox starter: RHP Clay Buckholz
Pirates starter: RHP James McDonald
Yankees 11, Pirates 9
Yankees starter: RHP Ivan Nova 5 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO
Pirates starter: RHP Phil Irwin 21⁄3 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB
Running wild: The Yankees stole three bases in the first inning. When Eduardo Nunez and Brennan Boesch pulled off a double-steal, C Russell Martin threw the ball into center field. Nunez scored on the error.
Flashing leather: 2B Josh Harrison made a fantastic defensive play in the sixth, running all out and making a diving grab of Kevin Youkillis' blooper in shallow CF.
Stock up: 3B Pedro Alvarez lined a double off the CF wall and also ripped an RBI double into the RF corner.
Stock down: LHP Mike Zagurski has given up costly homers in back-to-back outings. Sunday, he served up Melky Mesa's grand slam. Thursday, he yielded a game-losing solo shot against the Phillies.
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