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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Gio Gonzalez's third spring training start was an eye-opening experience.

    Gonzalez pitched into the fourth inning and allowed one run for the Washington Nationals in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the New York Yankees on Friday.

    Gonzalez gave up two hits and three walk in 3 1-3 innings. He had six strikeouts. The Nationals' new starter called the outing "a good stepping stone.

    "Today was a learning curve for me," Gonzalez said. "There's more stuff for me to work on. Can't stay up in the zone. Can't walk people to get my pitch count up. Obviously I need to get my conditioning in, other stuff to work on, like staying tall and staying back."

    Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer and Brandon Laird had a 10th-inning sacrifice fly for the Yankees. After opening-day starter CC Sabathia was touched for three runs and six hits over three innings, rotation candidate Phil Hughes gave up three hits in four scoreless innings.

    The Yankees announced Friday that Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement, signing a minor league contract with the team.

    Washington manager Davey Johnson said right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, who strained his left hamstring fielding a grounder Thursday, will be out a couple weeks.

    Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper had one hit in four at-bats. The slugging prospect struck out swinging in his only at-bat against Sabathia.

    "It was pretty cool," Harper said. He snapped some sliders off that were pretty good. Hopefully I can get him next time."

    The Yankees played without several injured regulars, including team captain Derek Jeter.

    Jeter will be out until Tuesday because of a stiff left calf, an injury the Yankees' shortstop says is not serious.

    New York manager Joe Girardi says he wants to avoid unnecessary risks. Jeter spent time on the disabled list last season with a right calf injury.

    "It's really not that big of an issue, seriously," Jeter said. "Just sore. Nothing out of the ordinary, I don't think. Things happen at spring training. One of the things with spring training is you have extra days."

    Jeter first felt the soreness in Wednesday's game against Toronto. He went through a full workout Thursday, but stayed off the field Friday.

    "I remembered what happened last year even through it was a different calf, so I'm just being cautious," Girardi said.

    Others sitting out the game with the Nationals because of injuries include catcher Russell Martin and outfielder Nick Swisher - both groin injuries.

    Swisher had an MRI, but could play this weekend. Martin will miss at least a couple days.

    "We're getting a little nicked up right now," Girardi said.

    NOTES: Yankees RHP Freddy Garcia (bruised right hand) is expected to miss his next scheduled start in a minor league game Monday. ... Nationals C Wilson Ramos, sidelined the previous two days because of a heel injury, went 1 for 4 as the DH. ... Yankees reliever David Robertson (bruised right foot) ran in the outfield for the first time and also threw at 60 and 90 feet on level ground. He should be ready for opening day. ... New York RHP Joba Chamberlain (elbow ligament replacement surgery) threw sliders - a total of five - for the first time off the mound after a 32-pitch fastball session. ... Yankees INF Eduardo Nunez (bruised right hand) will swing a bat on Saturday. ... The Nationals have agreed on two-year player development contract extensions through 2014 with Triple-A Syracuse, Double-A Harrisburg, Class-A Potomac and Class-A (short season) Auburn. ...

     
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    Washington Nationals
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Ian Desmond, SS3110001 .207
        Seth Bynum, SS2000000 .000
    Stephen Lombardozzi, 3B3231000 .333
        Mark Teahen, 3B2010000 .167
    Mark DeRosa, 1B2010100 .417
        Tyler Moore, PR-1B2000001 .286
    Wilson Ramos, DH4010012 .222
       a- Chad Tracy, PH-DH1000001 .250
    Jesus Flores, C3011013 .364
        Carlos Maldonado, C1000010 .333
    Jason Michaels, LF3000002 .273
        Roger Bernadina, LF1000000 .222
    Brett Carroll, RF4010010 .250
    Bryce Harper, CF4010021 .300
    Andres Blanco, 2B4000012 .056
    Totals39310217  
    a-grounded out for Ramos in the 10th
    Batting
    2B - Ian Desmond (3, Sabathia), Wilson Ramos (2, Sabathia), Jesus Flores (3, Sabathia)
    HR - Stephen Lombardozzi (1, Sabathia)
    RBI - Stephen Lombardozzi (2), Jesus Flores (5)
    2-OUT RBI - Jesus Flores (2)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    E - Mark Teahen (2, Misplayed grounder)
    Washington Nationals
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Gio Gonzalez 3.1211360 1.42
    Craig Stammen (BS,1) 2.2222141 2.35
    Sean Burnett 1100110 0.00
    Tyler Clippard 1000010 3.60
    Ryan Perry 1000020 0.00
    Atahualpa Severino (L,0-1) 0.2010100 5.40
    Pitches-Strikes - Gio Gonzalez 36-24, Craig Stammen 23-19, Sean Burnett 10-6, Tyler Clippard 5-5, Ryan Perry 7-7, Atahualpa Severino 7-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Gio Gonzalez 4-0, Craig Stammen 4-0, Tyler Clippard 1-1, Ryan Perry 1-0, Atahualpa Severino 1-2
    Batters Faced - Gio Gonzalez 15, Craig Stammen 11, Sean Burnett 4, Tyler Clippard 3, Ryan Perry 3, Atahualpa Severino 4
    New York Yankees
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Curtis Granderson, CF3110010 .318
        Justin Maxwell, CF1110100 .412
    Robinson Cano, 2B3011001 .190
        Corban Joseph, 2B1000011 .214
       a- Melky Mesa, PH1000000 .250
    Alex Rodriguez, 3B3112011 .333
        John Murphy, 3B2000003 .273
    Mark Teixeira, 1B1000201 .222
        Brandon Laird, 1B1001000 .125
    Andruw Jones, RF2000112 .095
        Colin Curtis, RF1000010 .182
    Raul Ibanez, DH2000122 .077
       b- Eric Chavez, PH-DH1000000 .158
    Francisco Cervelli, C3000022 .190
        Gustavo Molina, C1000010 .667
    Bill Hall, LF3000022 .200
        Cole Garner, LF1000010 .333
    Doug Bernier, SS2110010 .353
        Jayson Nix, SS1000100 .318
    Totals33454614  
    a-grounded out for Joseph in the 10th
    b-lined out for Ibanez in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Robinson Cano (1, G. Gonzalez)
    HR - Alex Rodriguez (2, Stammen)
    SF - Brandon Laird (1)
    RBI - Robinson Cano (3), Alex Rodriguez 2 (6), Brandon Laird (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Alex Rodriguez 2 (5)
    SB - Justin Maxwell (3, 2nd base off Burnett/Maldonado)
    CS - Jayson Nix (1, 2nd base by Burnett/Maldonado)
    Team LOB - 7
    Fielding
    DP - Bernier-Cano-Teixeira
    New York Yankees
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    CC Sabathia 3633121 4.50
    Rafael Soriano 1000000 2.45
    Phil Hughes 4300030 1.08
    Cesar Cabral 1000020 2.84
    Chase Whitley (W,1-0) 1100000 6.75
    Pitches-Strikes - CC Sabathia 24-20, Rafael Soriano 3-3, Phil Hughes 21-21, Cesar Cabral 7-7, Chase Whitley 4-4
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - CC Sabathia 3-3, Rafael Soriano 1-2, Phil Hughes 6-3, Cesar Cabral 1-0, Chase Whitley 2-1
    Batters Faced - CC Sabathia 15, Rafael Soriano 3, Phil Hughes 15, Cesar Cabral 3, Chase Whitley 4
    Game Information
    Attendance - 10962
    Game Time - 3:05
    Temperature - 81
    Umpires - Home - Mark Wegner, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Mike Estabrook