By Alex Yoh — 3/6/12
The Pirates beat the visiting Yankees 7-4 today in front of one of the largest crowds in McKechnie Field history. Andrew McCutchen had two hits to lead Pittsburgh to its second straight Grapefruit League win. In the bottom of the first, McCutchen singled off Yankee starter C.C. Sabathia, scoring Jose Tabata to give the Pirates an early 1-0 lead. New York answered in the top of the third when a Robinson Cano groundout plated a run. But McCutchen came through again in the bottom of the frame, doubling home a run to give Pittsburgh the lead for good. The Pirates had a big bottom of the eighth, collecting five hits and scoring three runs in the inning. Designated hitter Yamaico Navarro capped off the scoring with a two-run double.
Pirates right-hander Kevin Correia made his first start of the spring and pitched two innings of no-hit ball. New York managed just eight hits to the Pirates 16, with no Yankee having a mult-hit game.
In his first start this spring, Sabathia pitched two innings and only gave up the McCutchen RBI single.
Tomorrow, the Pirates will test their winning streak as they match-up against the visiting Toronto Blue Jays.
The Yankees will look to rebound against the Tampa Bay Rays.