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New York at Pittsburgh

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    N.Y. Yankees1102000004--
    Pittsburgh «0110031107--

    Pirates 7, Yankees 4

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    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - After he agreed to a new contract Tuesday, Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen was congratulated by Yankees infielders Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano and Derek Jeter.

    "It was all around the bases," McCutchen said. "But I didn't get to A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez). I wasn't on third today."

    McCutchen wasted no time living up to the second-largest contract in Pirates history, collecting two hits and two RBIs in a 7-4 exhibition victory over New York.

    The Pirates and McCutchen announced a $51.5 million, six-year contract for the All-Star center fielder before the game. McCutchen set career highs in home runs (23) and RBIs (89) while stealing 23 bases last season.

    "I was looking forward to it being over so I could exhale," McCutchen said. "When I signed and shook hands with the owner, I was able to breathe and say, `All right, let's go play the Yankees."'

    McCutchen hit a run-scoring single to left off CC Sabathia in the first and doubled in Clint Barmes in the third.

    Sabathia pitched two innings and allowed a run and three hits. He threw 35 pitches and was pleased with the results.

    "I've still got work to do, but my arm feels good and my body feels good. I feel strong," Sabathia said. "Being able to throw my off-speed pitches for strikes by the end of spring is really big for me. I threw some good cutters today and a good changeup."

    Right-hander Phil Hughes reached his pitch limit in 1 1-3 innings and was charged with two runs and four hits. Hughes, who went 5-5 with a 5.79 ERA last season, is fighting for the last spot in the Yankees' starting rotation.

    "I'm in a dogfight right now, so I've got to pitch well," Hughes said. "You never want to give up runs in the spring when you're fighting for a job. I'll have a few more outings to show the staff what I can do. I hadn't faced hitters in so long in a game situation. I think everyone's kind of anxious. Sometimes, It's hard to control that."

    Hughes didn't find the strike zone as much as he would've liked, but he was encouraged to hear his fastball topped out at 93 mph.

    "I'm very pleased with that, especially considering I didn't top 90 last spring," he said. "It's a step in the right direction. But it's not all about fastballs. Everyone likes to get caught up in that because it lights up the gun. I need my secondary pitches as well to be successful."

    Pirates starter Kevin Correia worked two scoreless innings and issued two walks.

    Yamaico Navarro, who's trying to make the Pirates as a backup infielder, hit a two-run double in the eighth. Navarro has five hits in his past six at-bats.

    NOTES: RHP Hiroki Kuroda will make his spring training debut with the Yankees on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Kuroda signed a one-year, $10-million deal in the offseason. ... Yankees manager Joe Girardi said INF Eduardo Nunez likely will play on Wednesday. Nunez rested Tuesday after being hit on the right wrist by a pitch Monday. X-rays were negative. ... Pirates RHP Charlie Morton will make his spring debut Wednesday in an intrasquad game. Morton had hip surgery in October.

     
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    New York Yankees
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Derek Jeter, SS3010000 .167
        Doug Bernier, SS2000003 .000
    Robinson Cano, 2B3001000 .167
        David Adams, 2B2012000 .250
    Alex Rodriguez, 3B2010111 .800
        Melky Mesa, PR-CF2110002 .250
    Mark Teixeira, 1B2010111 .200
        Zoilo Almonte, PR-RF1000001 .750
    Andruw Jones, DH3000013 .200
       a- John Murphy, PH-DH1000001 .333
    Francisco Cervelli, C2001000 .000
        Gary Sanchez, C1100000 .000
    Chris Dickerson, LF3010001 .333
        Ramiro Pena, LF1110000 .400
    Dewayne Wise, CF2000001 .250
        Brandon Laird, 3B2000022 .000
    Justin Maxwell, RF2110000 .125
        Jorge Vazquez, 1B1000100 .250
    Totals3548435  
    a-grounded out for A. Jones in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - David Adams (1, D. McCutchen), Justin Maxwell (1, Resop)
    SF - Francisco Cervelli (1)
    RBI - Robinson Cano (1), David Adams 2 (2), Francisco Cervelli (2)
    2-OUT RBI - David Adams 2 (2)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    Outfield Assists - Melky Mesa 1
    DP - Cano-Jeter-Teixeira, Laird-Adams-Vazquez
    E - Alex Rodriguez (1, Throwing), Mark Teixeira (1, Missed catch of throw)
    New York Yankees
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    CC Sabathia 2311010 4.50
    Phil Hughes (L,0-1) 1.1421010 6.75
    Brett Marshall 1.2000110 0.00
    Graham Stoneburner 2411010 4.50
    Chase Whitley 1533010 13.50
    Pitches-Strikes - CC Sabathia 10-10, Phil Hughes 10-10, Brett Marshall 12-8, Graham Stoneburner 11-10, Chase Whitley 9-9
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - CC Sabathia 1-3, Brett Marshall 3-2, Graham Stoneburner 3-0, Chase Whitley 1-0
    Batters Faced - CC Sabathia 8, Phil Hughes 8, Brett Marshall 7, Graham Stoneburner 8, Chase Whitley 7
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Jose Tabata, RF3110012 .200
        Starling Marte, RF2020001 .667
    Clint Barmes, SS3120010 .400
        Jordy Mercer, SS2110001 .200
    Andrew McCutchen, CF3022000 .400
        Nate McLouth, CF1011000 .500
    Casey McGehee, 1B3000003 .000
        Jeff Clement, 1B1000001 .000
    Neil Walker, 2B3110012 .200
        Anderson Hernandez, 2B1110000 .286
    Rod Barajas, C3000001 .400
        Eric Fryer, C1110000 .667
    Yamaico Navarro, DH4132000 .500
    Nick Evans, 3B3000001 .143
        Jake Fox, 3B1011000 .143
    Brandon Boggs, LF1000100 .000
        Robbie Grossman, LF2000021 .125
    Totals37716615  
    Batting
    2B - Jordy Mercer (1, Stoneburner), Andrew McCutchen (1, Hughes), Yamaico Navarro (1, Whitley)
    RBI - Andrew McCutchen 2 (2), Nate McLouth (1), Yamaico Navarro 2 (3), Jake Fox (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Andrew McCutchen (1), Nate McLouth (1)
    CS - Starling Marte (1, 2nd base by Stoneburner/Sanchez)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    E - Jake Fox (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Kevin Correia 2000200 0.00
    Chris Resop (BS,1; W,1-0) 1211020 4.50
    Ryota Igarashi (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    Juan Cruz (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Doug Slaten (H,1) 1211000 4.50
    Chris Leroux (H,1) 1000010 4.50
    Tony Watson (H,1) 1100000 13.50
    Daniel McCutchen 1220110 4.50
    Pitches-Strikes - Kevin Correia 14-6, Chris Resop 9-9, Ryota Igarashi 6-6, Juan Cruz 3-3, Doug Slaten 5-5, Chris Leroux 5-5, Tony Watson 4-4, Daniel McCutchen 12-8
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kevin Correia 3-3, Chris Resop 1-0, Ryota Igarashi 1-1, Juan Cruz 2-1, Doug Slaten 1-2, Chris Leroux 2-0, Tony Watson 3-0, Daniel McCutchen 1-2
    Batters Faced - Kevin Correia 8, Chris Resop 5, Ryota Igarashi 4, Juan Cruz 3, Doug Slaten 5, Chris Leroux 3, Tony Watson 4, Daniel McCutchen 7
    Game Information
    Attendance - 6595
    Game Time - 3:01
    Temperature - 79
    Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Tim Welke, Second Base - Bill Welke, Third Base - Paul Emmel