Tuesday, March 20, 2012

New York, New York...

(photo by John Lembo)

Neil Walker, Jose Tabata and Andrew McCutchen had two hits each but the Pirates fell to the New York Yankees 10-3 at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday night.
McCutchen and Walker knocked in the runs for the Pirates (6-10), while Tabata scored twice and stole a base.
Alex Rodriguez had three RBIs and Justin Maxwell doubled twice for New York (9-9).
STAR OF THE GAME: McCutchen hit a two-run home run off Yankees’ starter Michael Pineda in the first inning and ran his average to .407 this spring. He has two home runs and nine RBIs.
PROSPECT OF THE GAME: Matt Hague singled in his one at-bat Tuesday. Hague, 26, hit .309 and led the International League with 165 hits last year while playing with the Pirates’ Triple-A team in Indianapolis. Hague, 26, is a career .302 hitter in 462 professional games.
QUOUTE OF THE DAY: “It was a dot. I barely saw it.” – Pirates starter Erik Bedard, referring to his one at-bat against Pineda. Bedard struck out.
UP NEXT: The Pirates continue their run against American League East teams today when they host the Boston Red Sox at 1:05 p.m. Kevin Correia is expected to start against Boston’s Jon Lester. The Tampa Bay Rays visit McKechnie Field on Thursday.

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