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Spring training breakdown: Pirates 2, Yankees 0

| Thursday, March 28, 2013, 6:36 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

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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