Tampa, FL The New York Yankees played two 1 PM Spring Training Games Sunday March 10th in Florida Grapefruit action and walked away with one win and one tie.
In Bradenton, Florida The Yankees defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 6 to 5 behind 8 hits 2 of which were home runs. Third basemen Gio Urshela hit a solo home run in the top half of the 5th inning his first spring training home run of the year and Zack Zehner hit a 2 run home run in the top half of the 8th inning with one on that was the difference in the game.
J Happ got the start for the Yankees going 4 innings giving up 5 hits 3 runs 2 home runs and stuck out 6. Tommy Kahnle 1-0 finished the game going 1.1 inning giving up 2 hits no runs and 1 strikeout to record the victory for the Yankees.
In Tampa, FL The New York Yankees and Detroit Tigers battled to a 2 to 2 tie going 9 innings. The Yankees 1b rookie Brandon Wagner cracked his first spring training home run in the top of the 8th inning but the Tigers were able to tie the game in the bottom of the 8th inning. Miguel Andujar recorded 2 hits in 3 trips to the plate including a double to pace the offense.
Nestor Cortes started the game for the Yankees going 2.1 innings giving up 2 hits 1 run 1 home run and 1 strike out. 7 Yankee pitchers combined for 6 hits 2 runs striking out 9 Tigers in the game.
The Yankees now 8-6 in Grapefruit league action have Monday off and will host the Baltimore Orioles at Tampa at 6:35 PM Tuesday March 12th.
Bronx Bomber Blues Media Team home of online Yankee Fans at https://www.BronxBomberBlues.com covers the New York Yankees Spring in training action .