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Mar 22 – Yanks Beat Tigers Again, 4-3 At Home

Take 9th Victory in a Row with another 11 Hit Outburst

glst-logo(Tampa, FL) – The Yanks continued their mastery of Detroit with another victory and another 11 hits by the offense off of Detroit pitching.  Joba pitched well enough again with a 5 K performance over 3.1 innings, giving up 1 run on 4 hits.  Albaledejo and Mariano combined for 2.2 scoreless innings before yielding to Edwar Ramirez who blew the save but was the eventual winner.  Jose Veras and Phil Coke (S, 1) finished

Mariano Continues to Ramp Up

Mariano Continues to Ramp Up

out the pitching for the Yanks.

The Yanks got 3 hits from the lead-off spot (Melky 2, Gardner 1) while the first base slot combined for 3 RBI’s (Tex 1, Juan Miranda two with a 2-run homer).  Mark Teixeira is batting .419 so far in the pre-season while Angel Berroa sits right behind at .409.

With the win, the Yanks improved to 14-8 in spring training, now just 3 games back of the Braves for the virtual Grapefruit league.  Including some split-squad games on March 14 they have won 9 in a row.

See Yanks vs. Detroit boxscore here.

In the WBC , Korea jumped out early and went on to beat Venezuela by a 10-2 score to enter the finals.  They will meet the winner of Japan vs. USA.

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