The Yankees finally pulled off a win this spring, after starting 2-0 but not managing a win in the next 7 games.  The Yankees beat the Detroit Tigers 7-3 Friday night at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

CC Sabathia got the start a pitched admirably over two innings, allowing two hits but also two strikeouts with no walks.  An unearned run scored in the first after Shelley Duncan misplayed a pop-fly that turned into a ground-rule double.

The rest of the pitching staff also did well, holding the Tigers to 6 hits and 3 walks.  They also generated a total of 10 strikeouts.  Sabathia was followed by Alfredo Aceves, who got the win, Stephen Jackson, Jose Veras, Anthony Clagget and David Robertson.

The Yankee offense was decent enough today, managing to create 14 hits and 4 walks.  Jose Molina was 2-3, while Ramiro Pena was 2-2.  Johnny Damon, Duncan, Pena, Nick Swisher, Colin Curtis and Eduardo Nunez had RBI’s for the Yankees.

The team did manage to leave 20 runners on base.  It’s good news to hear that the Yankees got those 20 on base, but bad news to hear they squandered all those opportunities.

The Yankees next play the Braves Saturday at 1:15 at Steinbrenner Field.  The game will be broadcast on the YES Network.  The Bombers can make up for the 3-2 loss against the Braves this past Wednesday.

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