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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Vernon Wells is excited about the chance to wear the New York Yankees' pinstriped uniform.

Wells went 0 for 3 with an RBI groundout in his debut with the Yankees, and the Houston Astros and New York played to a 4-all tie Tuesday night in 10 innings.

The Yankees completed a trade with the Los Angeles Angels earlier in the day to get Wells. The 34-year-old outfielder flied out twice and had a hard grounder during a three-run sixth.

"I got goosebumps just driving down the road a couple hours after they told me about the trade, and start thinking about the roll call," Wells said.

"I won't be the guy that gets picked on by the bleacher (fans) this time, even though I enjoyed it. Now it's going to be a little different hearing my name and being in pinstripes. I'm getting the chills now. There's great expectations and great responsibility," he said.

Wells batted sixth and started in left, part of a lineup that Yankees manager Joe Girardi said could be close to the regular season setup: Brett Gardner, Ichiro Suzuki, Robinson Cano, Kevin Youkilis, Travis Hafner, Wells, Juan Rivera, Eduardo Nunez and Chris Stewart.

Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Mark Teixeira are all expected to start the season on the disabled list.

Opening day starter CC Sabathia allowed four runs over five innings for the Yankees. He gave up three doubles during the first inning and a fourth-inning solo homer by Brandon Barnes.

The left-hander, coming back from offseason left elbow bone spur surgery, gave up six hits, three walks and had four strikeouts.

"I stayed healthy, that was the main key," Sabathia said. "I'm feeling better every day. I'm having no problems. I'm ready to go."

New York closer Mariano Rivera struck out one during a 1-2-3 sixth.

Houston starter Brad Peacock, competing with Alex White for a rotation spot, allowed one run and two hits over five innings.

"We'll revisit the topic and realistically you don't have to make a decision until Saturday," Astros manager Bo Porter said. "We've all seen both of those guys pitch this entire spring. That's why we were confident in letting both of them know they're on the ballclub."

The loser will likely be the long man out of the bullpen.

Astros opening day starter Bud Norris didn't make the trip and threw 38 pitches over two innings in a minor league game.

Ronny Cedeno, signed on Sunday to a one-year contract, and Marwin Gonzalez both played short for the Astros. Porter said they're competing for the starting role.

"Like I told both of them, they're both going to have ample opportunity to win the job outright, but, obviously as we stand here today, that's going to have to play itself out during the season," Porter said.

NOTES: Yankees RHP Phil Hughes (bulging disk in the upper back) is scheduled to pitch in his second minor league game Wednesday. ... Barnes has five homers. ... To make room on the 40-man roster for Wells, the Yankees released INF David Adams. ... Houston LHP Erik Bedard pitched three innings in a minor league game. ... 1B Lyle Overbay agreed to a minor league contract with the Yankees. He entered the game in the seventh. ... The Astros released INF Tyler Greene. ... The Yankees claimed RHP Dan Otero off waivers from San Francisco. ... New York OF Brennan Boesch (ribs) is on the travel roster for Wednesday night's game against Baltimore in Sarasota. ... Yankees LHP Cesar Cabral (elbow) threw batting practice for the first time.

 
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New York

B. Gardner
AB 3
R 0
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
Houston

C. Carter
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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Houston Astros
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jose Altuve, 2B2010100 .344
    Jose Martinez, 2B2010011 .345
Brett Wallace, 1B3110002 .275
    Jonathan Singleton, 1B1000111 .333
Chris Carter, LF3111000 .262
    Trevor Crowe, LF2000001 .281
Carlos Pena, DH3000123 .212
   a- Fernando Martinez, PH-DH1000000 .344
    Nolan Fontana, PR-DH0000000 .000
Justin Maxwell, CF2111110 .167
    Michael Burgess, RF2010000 .250
Carlos Corporan, C5011011 .297
Matt Dominguez, 3B3000001 .279
    Brandon Laird, 3B2010002 .333
Brandon Barnes, RF-CF5111013 .286
Ronny Cedeno, SS2000010 .270
    Marwin Gonzalez, SS2010010 .265
Totals40410449  
a-grounded out for Pena in the 10th
Batting
2B - Jose Martinez (3, Robertson), Brett Wallace (5, Sabathia), Chris Carter (5, Sabathia), Justin Maxwell (5, Sabathia), Brandon Laird (2, Chamberlain)
HR - Brandon Barnes (5, Sabathia)
RBI - Chris Carter (13), Justin Maxwell (6), Carlos Corporan (8), Brandon Barnes (7)
2-OUT RBI - Justin Maxwell (3), Carlos Corporan (4)
CS - Jose Altuve (2, 2nd base by Sabathia/Stewart), Carlos Pena (1, 2nd base by Sabathia/Stewart)
Team LOB - 10
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Brandon Barnes 1, Trevor Crowe 1
DP - Barnes-Corporan, M. Gonzalez-Jo. Martinez-Singleton
E - Michael Burgess (1, Throwing), Ronny Cedeno (3, Misplayed grounder)
Houston Astros
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Brad Peacock 5211210 3.20
Wesley Wright0333000 13.50
C.J. Fick (BS,1) 1100100 0.00
Josh Fields 1100020 2.53
Rhiner Cruz 1100000 1.35
Jose Valdez 1000010 1.59
Andrew Robinson 1100000 0.00
HBP - Youkilis (by Brad Peacock), Nix (by Jose Valdez)
WP - Rhiner Cruz (2)
Pitches-Strikes - Brad Peacock 30-19, Wesley Wright 3-3, C.J. Fick 7-3, Josh Fields 8-8, Rhiner Cruz 4-3, Jose Valdez 5-4, Andrew Robinson 4-4
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Brad Peacock 4-10, C.J. Fick 2-0, Josh Fields 1-0, Jose Valdez 1-0, Andrew Robinson 1-2
Batters Faced - Brad Peacock 20, Wesley Wright 3, C.J. Fick 4, Josh Fields 4, Rhiner Cruz 3, Jose Valdez 3, Andrew Robinson 4
New York Yankees
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Brett Gardner, CF3021110 .310
    Ronnier Mustelier, 3B1000001 .314
Ichiro Suzuki, RF4000001 .306
    Bobby Wilson, C1000000 .136
Robinson Cano, 2B4110011 .308
    Gil Velazquez, 2B1000000 .280
Kevin Youkilis, 3B3111011 .267
    Melky Mesa, CF1010000 .204
Travis Hafner, DH4130001 .195
    Neil Medchill, PR-DH1000001 .000
Vernon Wells, LF3001003 .333
    Ben Francisco, LF1000001 .318
Juan Rivera, 1B2000101 .305
    Lyle Overbay, 1B1000001 .214
Eduardo Nunez, SS2100100 .273
    Jayson Nix, SS0000000 .188
Chris Stewart, C3011001 .233
    Thomas Neal, RF1000011 .268
Totals3649434  
Batting
2B - Kevin Youkilis (6, Wright), Travis Hafner (2, Cruz)
3B - Brett Gardner (2, Peacock)
RBI - Brett Gardner (4), Kevin Youkilis (13), Vernon Wells (12), Chris Stewart (6)
2-OUT RBI - Brett Gardner (4), Chris Stewart (2)
SB - Eduardo Nunez (6, 2nd base off Peacock/Corporan)
CS - Brett Gardner (1, 2nd base by Peacock/Corporan)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
E - Gil Velazquez (3, Misplayed grounder), Kevin Youkilis (3, Throwing)
New York Yankees
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
CC Sabathia 5644341 5.40
Mariano Rivera 1000010 0.00
David Robertson 1100110 0.00
Joba Chamberlain 1100010 2.89
Boone Logan 1100020 2.25
Vidal Nuno 1100000 0.61
WP - Vidal Nuno (1)
Pitches-Strikes - CC Sabathia 43-30, Mariano Rivera 5-5, David Robertson 10-6, Joba Chamberlain 6-6, Boone Logan 8-8, Vidal Nuno 6-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - CC Sabathia 2-8, Mariano Rivera 1-1, David Robertson 2-0, Joba Chamberlain 2-0, Vidal Nuno 2-2
Batters Faced - CC Sabathia 23, Mariano Rivera 3, David Robertson 5, Joba Chamberlain 4, Boone Logan 4, Vidal Nuno 5
Game Information
Attendance - 10631
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 55
Umpires - Home - Toby Basner, First Base - Manny Gonzalez, Second Base - UMP Nonindividual, Third Base - Jeff Gosney