Sunday, March 8, 2009

Yankees Pound Tigers, 12-3

Angel Berroa knows that with Alex Rodriguez out of action, his chances of going north with the Yankees has increased greatly. Today, he homered, doubled, and drove in four runs as the Yankees rolled over the Detroit Tigers, 12-3.

A.J. Burnett finally made his spring debut, facing the minimum of six batters in two innings of work. In picking up the win, Burnett allowed one base hit, which was quickly erased by a double play. He didn't record a walk or strikeout before turning things over to Phil Hughes, who continued his good spring with three hitless innings. Hughes walked two and struck out four.

Berroa's home run was his second of the spring. Xavier Nady contributed his first home run of the exhibition season, and Jose Molina and Colin Curtis drove in two runs each. The Yankees had 12 hits and drew 10 walks, including three by Nick Swisher.

With all eyes suddenly on Cody Ransom, the veteran went 2-2 with two runs scored and a stolen base, and is hitting .300 for the spring.

Box Score

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