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    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Rodriguez kept rolling, Michael Pineda made a quick change and the New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 on Tuesday night.

    Rodriguez had two hits - raising his batting average to .333 - and three RBIs, while Pineda impressed manager Joe Girardi with his response after a tough start.

    Andrew McCutchen hit a two-run homer in the first inning on a slider from Pineda, who allowed two runs and three hits in three innings.

    After making a mechanical adjustment with pitching coach Larry Rothschild, Pineda struck out all three batters he faced in the second.

    "The first inning I opened my left shoulder a little bit," Pineda said. "I'm happy with the adjustment."

    Pineda ended up with five strikeouts and one walk in a 72-pitch outing.

    "It's a good thing to see a young pitcher make an adjustment," Girardi said. "You don't see that from young pitchers. You have to know how to correct things when you're struggling."

    Rodriguez had an RBI single during a two-run third and drove in a pair with another single in a five-run fourth that put the Yankees up 7-2. A-Rod has driven in nine runs over 10 games.

    Pittsburgh left-hander Erik Bedard gave up four runs and five hits in 3 2-3 innings. Jo-Jo Reyes relieved and allowed three runs, three hits and two walks without recording an out.

    "Threw all my pitches, trying to get the pitch count up," said Bedard, who made 68 pitches. "I just tried to mix it up, and you've got to work on everything. (I feel like) I'm in the middle of spring training. When you're not at 100 (pitches) yet, it's hard to say."

    Bedard split last season between Seattle and Boston, going 5-9 with a 3.62 ERA in 24 starts after missing 2010 with a shoulder injury.

    Yankees closer Mariano Rivera struck out one during a perfect fourth and extended his streak of not allowing an earned run in spring training to 25 consecutive innings dating to 2008.

    New York shortstop Derek Jeter remained sidelined by a stiff left calf. Jeter, who hasn't played since last Wednesday, could return on Friday.

    Yankees catcher Russell Martin and right fielder Nick Swisher - slowed by groin injuries - both played. However, Swisher hurt his right groin, the opposite side of the previous injury, running out a grounder in the third.

    Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano, hit on the hand by a pitch Sunday, also was in the starting lineup.

    Pineda is one of four candidates, not including the recently signed Andy Pettitte, for three spots in the April rotation behind opening-day starter CC Sabathia and Hiroki Kuroda.

    "If you don't want somebody to take your job, don't let them," Girardi said.

    Pettitte, who ended his brief retirement by agreeing to a minor league contract Friday, arrived in camp and threw about 50 pitches off a bullpen mound. The left-hander, who could pitch in a game before spring training ends, will not be ready to start the season on the major league roster.

    NOTES: Rivera threw just nine pitches, eight strikes. ... Rodriguez walked and struck out in his other plate appearances. ... Pittsburgh RHP Kevin Correia is scheduled to face Boston LHP Jon Lester on Wednesday. ... McCutchen, Jose Tabata and Neil Walker all had two hits for the Pirates.

     
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    Pittsburgh Pirates
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Alex Presley, LF3000000 .343
        Brandon Boggs, LF1000010 .100
    Jose Tabata, RF3220010 .250
        Yamaico Navarro, RF1000000 .276
    Andrew McCutchen, CF3122010 .407
        Matt Hague, 1B1010000 .400
    Neil Walker, 2B3021010 .280
        Josh Harrison, 2B-SS^2B1000001 .563
    Garrett Jones, 1B2000112 .286
        Mel Rojas, CF1000000 .000
    Rod Barajas, C3000013 .250
        Eric Fryer, C1010000 .313
    Pedro Alvarez, 3B3000010 .148
       a- Jeff Clement, PH1000001 .000
    Clint Barmes, SS2010010 .346
        Jordy Mercer, SS-2B^SS2010000 .222
       b- Jake Fox, PH1000001 .263
       c- Casey McGehee, PH-3B2000002 .231
    Totals35310319  
    a-flied out for Hughes in the 9th
    b-grounded into a double play for Martis in the 5th
    c-grounded out for D. McCutchen in the 7th
    Batting
    HR - Andrew McCutchen (2, Pineda)
    RBI - Andrew McCutchen 2 (9), Neil Walker (1)
    SB - Jose Tabata (2, 3rd base off Pineda/Martin)
    CS - Neil Walker (1, 2nd base by Pineda/Martin)
    Team LOB - 6
    Fielding
    DP - Barmes-Walker-G. Jones, Hague-Mercer-Hughes
    PB - Rod Barajas (1)
    E - Pedro Alvarez (1, Misplayed grounder), Jordy Mercer (1, Misplayed grounder)
    Pittsburgh Pirates
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Erik Bedard (L,0-1) 3.2544330 6.23
    Jo-Jo Reyes0333200 12.86
    Shairon Martis 0.1000000 0.00
    Ryota Igarashi 1222120 6.43
    Daniel McCutchen 1000010 1.93
    Daniel Moskos 1000010 0.00
    Jared Hughes 1211000 3.86
    WP - Jo-Jo Reyes (1)
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Erik Bedard 6-2, Shairon Martis 1-0, Daniel McCutchen 1-1, Daniel Moskos 2-0, Jared Hughes 3-0
    Batters Faced - Erik Bedard 19, Jo-Jo Reyes 5, Shairon Martis 1, Ryota Igarashi 6, Daniel McCutchen 3, Daniel Moskos 3, Jared Hughes 5
    New York Yankees
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Curtis Granderson, CF2320200 .385
        Bill Hall, LF1000000 .250
    Nick Swisher, RF1000100 .250
        Justin Maxwell, PR-RF^CF2222100 .429
    Robinson Cano, 2B3101103 .167
        Colin Curtis, RF1011000 .250
    Alex Rodriguez, 3B3123111 .333
        Jayson Nix, 3B1000000 .320
    Mark Teixeira, 1B3011003 .250
        Eric Chavez, 1B2000001 .125
    Andruw Jones, DH4011022 .179
       a- Chris Dickerson, PH-DH1000001 .235
    Russell Martin, C4110012 .250
        Ramiro Pena, 2B0000000 .333
    Eduardo Nunez, SS3110011 .364
        Doug Bernier, SS1000010 .316
    Brett Gardner, LF3110012 .172
        Francisco Cervelli, C1000000 .167
    Totals361012967  
    a-grounded out for A. Jones in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Curtis Granderson (6, Bedard), Justin Maxwell 2 (4, Igarashi, Hughes), Andruw Jones (1, Reyes), Russell Martin (2, Bedard)
    RBI - Justin Maxwell 2 (5), Robinson Cano (7), Colin Curtis (3), Alex Rodriguez 3 (9), Mark Teixeira (2), Andruw Jones (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Robinson Cano (4), Alex Rodriguez 2 (7), Mark Teixeira (1), Andruw Jones (2)
    Team LOB - 8
    Fielding
    DP - Teixeira-Nunez
    E - Russell Martin (1, Throwing)
    New York Yankees
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Michael Pineda 3322151 3.97
    Mariano Rivera (W,2-0) 1000010 0.00
    Boone Logan (H,4) 1100000 3.00
    Cory Wade (H,4) 1311020 3.86
    Juan Cedeno (H,2) 1000000 8.31
    George Kontos (H,1) 1100010 0.00
    Branden Pinder 1200000 0.00
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Michael Pineda 2-1, Boone Logan 2-0, Juan Cedeno 2-1, Branden Pinder 1-2
    Batters Faced - Michael Pineda 12, Mariano Rivera 3, Boone Logan 3, Cory Wade 6, Juan Cedeno 3, George Kontos 4, Branden Pinder 5
    Game Information
    Attendance - 10908
    Game Time - 3:09
    Temperature - 84
    Umpires - Home - Phil Cuzzi, First Base - Eric Cooper, Second Base - Marty Foster, Third Base - Chris Ward