Postgame notes: CC, Pronk and Gardy

March, 26, 2013
3/26/13
10:49
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TAMPA, Fla. -- The Yankees took a long, cold trip to nowhere tonight, playing 10 innings against the Houston Astros in blustery, winter-like weather, only to come away with a 4-4 tie. What you need to know:

• In his final tuneup before his Opening Day start on Monday against the Red Sox, CC Sabathia gave up three first-inning runs but then settled down to hold the Astros scoreless through five. He allowed six hits, including three first-inning doubles, walked three, struck out four and surrendered a solo home run to Brandon Barnes. Afterward, Sabathia proclaimed himself ready to start the season.

Travis Hafner seems to be rounding into form at the right time, going 3-for-4 with a double tonight. The bad news? His spring average is still loitering on the interstate -- .195.

Brett Gardner went 2-for-3, including an RBI triple, his second of the spring, in the fifth. He is hitting .310.

Mariano Rivera pitched a 1-2-3 sixth, including a looking K on Carlos Corporan.

Vernon Wells went 0-for-3 in his Yankees debut with two fly outs and a ground out; Lyle Overbay came in to replace Juan Rivera at first base in the seventh and went 0-for-1, flying out into a double play when Neil Medchill was thrown out trying to score from third.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Hiroki Kuroda
WINS ERA SO IP
2 4.07 16 24
OTHER LEADERS
BAY. Solarte .370
HRC. Beltran 4
RBIC. Beltran 9
RA. Soriano 9
OPSY. Solarte 1.007
ERAM. Pineda 1.00
SOM. Tanaka 28

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