In a game made up largely of reserve players on both sides, the Pirates defeated the New York Yankees, 2-0, today at McKechnie Field.
Pirates pitching gave up just four hits.
It was a Yankees traveling squad that did not include Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez or Mark Teixeira.
Also, the Pirates started just a few regulars --- Chris Snyder caught, Matt Diaz played in right field and Garrett Jones was the designated hitter.
The Pirates scored first when backup shortstop Pedro Ciriaco hit a double off the left field wall in the sixth inning that scored Jeremy Farrell, who was pinch running for Chris Snyder.
That made it 1-0.
That lead was upped to 2-0 in the seventh when Josh Fields' sacrifice fly to center field chased in Jones, who had earlier walked and moved to third on a Steve Pearce double.
Pirates starter James McDonald threw the standard two innings for a starter in the early portion of spring. He gave up two hits --- a triple to center field by Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson and a bloop single by third baseman Eric Chavez.
Pirates defeat Yankees, 2-0, in Grapefruit League
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Mar 2