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YANKEES 7, BRAVES 3

 

at Tampa, Fla.

Saturday, March 11

 

Yankees at the plate: Jorge Posada (2-for-4, three RBIs) hit his second homer of the spring off righty Travis Smith in a four-run fifth inning. Robinson Cano went 2-for-4 with a double.

 

Braves at the plate: Catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (1-for-2) hit his second homer of the spring, off lefty Matt Smith, in the sixth inning. Tony Pena Jr. was 2-for-3 with a double.

 

Yankees on the mound: Chien-Ming Wang made a big improvement on his last outing in his third start of the spring. In three scoreless innings of work, Wang gave up just one hit while fanning four. Mariano Rivera pitched a 1-2-3 seventh inning with a strikeout.

Braves on the mound: Starter Horacio Ramirez gave up two runs on five hits in four innings of work, with a pair of walks and two strikeouts. Smith gave up four runs on two hits in two innings, including the home run to Posada.

 

Grapefruit League records: Yankees 6-5; Braves 3-7-1.

 

Up next: The Yankees travel to Winter Haven on Sunday for a game against the Indians at 1:05 p.m. ET, with righty Shawn Chacon starting his third game of the spring.

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