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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Julio Teheran kept the ball in the ballpark, and the result was a much better outing.

    Hoping to earn a spot in Atlanta's rotation, Teheran allowed one run and three hits over three innings as a Braves split squad lost 3-0 to the New York Yankees on Friday.

    The 21-year-old struck out three, including Robinson Cano, and walked one in his second spring training start.

    "I think his poise is something that's going to help him down the line," said Braves coach Carlos Tosca, who managed the split squad. "I don't see any panic in him. He's aggressive. He kept going after them, and I thought he did a good job."

    Teheran gave up six home runs in two innings last Sunday when the Braves were beat 18-3 by the Detroit Tigers.

    "I just forget about that," Teheran said. "Keep pitching, keep throwing and be ready for the season."

    Teheran's parents from Colombia attended the game.

    "I was excited because it was my dream when I was little to throw to the Yankees," Teheran said.

    Freddy Garcia gave up one hit over three innings for the Yankees. The right-hander had two strikeouts and one walk.

    "That's vintage Freddy," New York manager Joe Girardi said. "Changed speeds, changed location. Used his split. Pretty much that's Freddy."

    Garcia is competing for a rotation spot behind opening day starter CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda.

    "He's not afraid of adversity or any situation," Yankees catcher Russell Martin said. "He goes out there. He gives his best effort. That's what you're expect from Freddy. He's going to bring his `A' game every time he's out there."

    Nick Swisher had an opposite-field RBI double to deep left off Teheran during the first.

    Teheran, who recorded two outs on long fly balls, kept the Yankees scoreless in the second after giving up a leadoff double to Martin. He walked Curtis Granderson in the third.

    "He's got a good life to his fastball, but I think he just kind of keeps it a little bit elevated," Martin said. "He just needs to work down in the zone a bit. I think if he does that, he's going to be successful. He's got a good run on his fastball, but as soon as you elevate it, it flattens out, and that's where guys like that get in trouble."

    Teheran allowed only five homers while going 15-3 at Triple-A Gwinnett last season. He had a rougher time in the majors, giving up four homers in 19 2-3 innings.

    "He looked like the guy they wanted to have the ball out there, and it looked like he wanted the ball," Granderson said.

    Among the Braves' making the trip were Michael Bourn (1 for 3), Matt Diaz (0 for 4), Freddie Freeman (0 for 4) and David Ross (1 for 3). Atlanta finished with five hits against six pitchers.

    Bourn had a single taken away in the third when Martin fielded a bunt down the third-base line and threw out the speedy outfielder at first with a nifty spin move.

    "I said, hey, Russell, Yogi (Berra) wanted to know why you made that play look so hard?" Girardi joked.

    Berra is in camp as spring training instructor.

    Notes: Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain (elbow-ligament replacement surgery) increased his rehabilitation program by throwing one curveball and four sliders to a catcher in front of the plate after a 30-pitch fastball bullpen session. He is set to throw breaking pitches off a mound next Friday. ... New York LHP Boone Logan didn't throw his scheduled bullpen session because of neck stiffness. ... The Yankees said former New York hitting coach and Atlanta hitting coordinator Jay Ward died Feb. 24 at age 73. He worked with players including Dave Winfield, Ricky Henderson, Chipper Jones, Andruw Jones and David Justice. ... Braves RHP Todd Redmond struck out two during a perfect sixth. ... New York C Austin Romine (back) has not been cleared yet to resume baseball drills. ... Yankees INF Eduardo Nunez (right hand) had a CT scan, which was negative. He was sore after taking batting practice Thursday.

     
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    Atlanta Braves
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Michael Bourn, CF3010000 .200
        Jordan Parraz, CF1010000 .500
    Tyler Pastornicky, SS4000012 .105
    Matt Diaz, RF4000002 .133
    Freddie Freeman, 1B4000031 .091
    David Ross, C3010000 .200
        J.C. Boscan, C1010000 .400
        Elmer Reyes, PR0000000 .000
    Christian Bethancourt, DH4000002 .000
    Drew Sutton, 2B2000211 .400
    Brandon Hicks, 3B2010012 .111
        Joe Terdoslavich, 3B1000011 .364
    Jose Constanza, LF3000011 .100
    Totals3205028  
    Batting
    2B - Brandon Hicks (1, Banuelos)
    Team LOB - 7
    Atlanta Braves
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Julio Teheran (L,0-1) 3311130 14.40
    Cristhian Martinez 2211110 1.80
    Todd Redmond 1000020 6.00
    Adam Russell 1211020 3.00
    Jairo Asencio 1100000 3.00
    Pitches-Strikes - Julio Teheran 22-18, Cristhian Martinez 15-10, Todd Redmond 7-7, Adam Russell 9-9, Jairo Asencio 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Julio Teheran 2-4, Cristhian Martinez 2-3, Adam Russell 1-0, Jairo Asencio 1-2
    Batters Faced - Julio Teheran 13, Cristhian Martinez 9, Todd Redmond 3, Adam Russell 5, Jairo Asencio 4
    New York Yankees
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Derek Jeter, SS2210100 .200
        Doug Bernier, SS1110000 .333
    Curtis Granderson, CF2010101 .300
        Melky Mesa, CF1011000 .286
    Robinson Cano, 2B2001011 .100
        Corban Joseph, 2B1000011 .000
    Nick Swisher, RF3011002 .273
        Colin Curtis, RF1000000 .333
    Eric Chavez, 3B3010021 .200
        Ramiro Pena, 3B1000000 .444
    Russell Martin, C3010010 .250
        Gustavo Molina, C10100001.000
    Andruw Jones, LF3000002 .100
        Cole Garner, LF1000001 .500
    Chris Dickerson, DH2000022 .222
       a- Zoilo Almonte, PH-DH1000010 .500
    Jorge Vazquez, 1B2000001 .125
        Jose Gil, 1B1000000 .667
    Totals3138328  
    a-struck out for Dickerson in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Doug Bernier (1, Russell), Nick Swisher (2, Teheran), Eric Chavez (1, Cr. Martinez), Russell Martin (1, Teheran)
    SF - Robinson Cano (1)
    RBI - Melky Mesa (1), Robinson Cano (2), Nick Swisher (1)
    2-OUT RBI - Melky Mesa (1), Nick Swisher (1)
    SB - Russell Martin (3, 2nd base off Cr. Martinez/Ross)
    Team LOB - 7
    New York Yankees
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Freddy Garcia (W,1-0) 3100120 3.60
    Rafael Soriano (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Manuel Banuelos (H,1) 2200030 0.00
    D.J. Mitchell (H,1) 2100110 0.00
    Juan Cedeno (H,1) 0.1000010 20.25
    Kevin Whelan 0.2100010 3.86
    WP - Freddy Garcia (1), Manuel Banuelos (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Freddy Garcia 19-14, Rafael Soriano 3-3, Manuel Banuelos 15-14, D.J. Mitchell 13-9, Juan Cedeno 3-3, Kevin Whelan 5-5
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Freddy Garcia 4-3, Rafael Soriano 2-1, Manuel Banuelos 1-2, D.J. Mitchell 1-4
    Batters Faced - Freddy Garcia 11, Rafael Soriano 3, Manuel Banuelos 8, D.J. Mitchell 8, Juan Cedeno 1, Kevin Whelan 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 10739
    Game Time - 2:22
    Temperature - 79
    Umpires - Home - Mark Carlson, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Paul Emmel