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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Yankees conclude spring training with a victory

Phil Hughes was solid the Yankees' final spring training game on 2008, allowing only one earned run over five innings, in their 4-2 victory of the Florida Marlins Saturday night at Dolphin Stadium.

Hughes struck out four and walked only one. He threw 69 pitches for 44 strikes and is on target to start Thursday against the Toronto Blue Jays and Dustin McGowan.

Melky Cabrera hit a home run and Chad Moeller hit a go-ahead inside-the-park home run in the ninth inning. Marlins outfield Alejandro De Aza sprained his ankle on the play and was carted off the field.

The Yankees bullpen was solid, allowing only two combined hits over the final four innings. Mariano Rivera pitched 1-3 of an inning and Joba Chamberlain pitched 2-3 of an inning, striking out one batter.

Derek Jeter sprained his pinky in batting practice and only had two at-bats. It's not expected to be serious and Jeter should be in the lineup come Monday.

So that does it for spring training. The Yankees will open up at the current Yankee Stadium for the final time Monday afternoon. Chien-Ming Wang gets the honor of starting this game for New York. Toronto's Roy Halladay will oppose.


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