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Afternoon Notes: Thuuuuh Yanks win!

3/2/2013

TAMPA, Fla. -- It's taken a week but the Yankees finally won a second game this spring, as Joe Girardi feerlessly predicted they would, 10-3 over the Tigers.

REVENGE SERVED COLD: OK, so it's not exactly revenge -- a spring training win over a split-squad of Detroit Tigers doesn't quite equate to an ALCS sweep -- but it certainly was cold, 56 degrees and windy in Tampa, and before you say, "Poor you,'' consider that a Florida 56 degrees translates to about 36 in New York, if only because of the shock value.

SUPER NOVA: Ivan Nova made his first start of the spring, worked his two innings, allowed just one infield hit and froze former Yankee Kevin Russo with a beautiful curve for his only strikeout.

BEEFY STEW: Defensive catcher Chris Stewart turned offensive menace, turning on a Kevin Lobstein -- broiled Lobstein? -- fastball and sending it over the left-field fence in the fourth, matching 25% of his lifetime HR total with one swing.

TABLE SETTER: Brett Gardner, batting leadoff, did his job well the first two times up, singling in both at-bats and stealing second both times. The Yankees even got him home once, on Robby Cano's RBI single, a going-away present to th eteam as he leaves to play for the Dominican Republic in the WBC.

WALKING WOUNDED: Boone Logan's elbow is "a little tender,'' according to Joe Girardi. An MRI came up clean and the manager said he will be rested "a couple of days.'' Slade Heathcott, after insisting all week that he was fine after colliding with Ronnier Mustelier on Thursday, now has a sprained right thumb, collateral damage from the crash, and will be reevaluated in a few days.

KID POWER: Two ribbies each for Tyler Austin (bases loaded walk, double) and Corban Joseph (groundout, single).

RELOCATING: Girardi made the first cuts of camp: Pitchers Corey Black, Matt Daley, Nick Goody, Shane Greene, Bryan Mitchell, Zach Nuding, Mike O’Brien, Ryan Pope and INF Kyle Roller will all be moving their gear across the street to the minor-league complex, cutting down the number of bodies in the clubhouse to 75.