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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 2, Yankees 0

AP - Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli (left) watches as the Pirates' Jeff Larish hits an RBI single in the seventh inning of a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli (left) watches as the Pirates' Jeff Larish hits an RBI single in the seventh inning of a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
AP - The Pirates' Travis Snider runs home to score on a wild pitch thrown by Yankees relief pitcher David Aardsma in the seventh inning of a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Pirates' Travis Snider runs home to score on a wild pitch thrown by Yankees relief pitcher David Aardsma in the seventh inning of a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
AP - The Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki is tagged out trying to steal second base by Pirates second baseman Neil Walker during the first inning of a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki is tagged out trying to steal second base by Pirates second baseman Neil Walker during the first inning of a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
AP - The Pirates' Neil Walker watches his second-inning flyout to Yankees right fielder Brennan Boesch in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>The Pirates' Neil Walker watches his second-inning flyout to Yankees right fielder Brennan Boesch in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
AP - Pirates relief pitcher Jeff Locke winds up against the Yankees in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates relief pitcher Jeff Locke winds up against the Yankees in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
AP - Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez (right) throws out Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (36) on a second-inning ground-out in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez (right) throws out Yankees third baseman Kevin Youkilis (36) on a second-inning ground-out in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
AP - Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes throws out the Yankees' Juan Rivera on a fifth-inning ground-out in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>AP</em></div>Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes throws out the Yankees' Juan Rivera on a fifth-inning ground-out in a spring training game Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.

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Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:36 p.m.
 

Thursday's result

pirates 2, yankees 1

Yankees starter: RHP Hiroki Kuroda 6 IP, 1 H, 5 SO

Pirates starter: LHP Jeff Locke 6 IP, 4 H, 3 SO

Break it up: Kuroda retired the first 10 batters he faced. Garrett Jones broke up the no-no with an infield single that bounced out of Kuroda's reach.

Making do: The Pirates got their first run without hitting the ball out of the infield. Travis Snider walked, Jose Tabata hit an infield single. Snider scored on a double-steal and throwing error by catcher Francisco Cervelli.

Quality effort: Locke saved his best for his last spring training start. The lefty blanked the Yankees on four hits through six innings. “Everything just kind of clicked,” he said.

Stock up: Getaway day. With both teams poised to catch flights out of Florida, the game zoomed through the first six innings.

Stock down: The seventh inning. The Pirates sent six batters to the plate and scored twice, the Yankees made three pitching changes and — poof! — that speedy pace was gone.

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