A-Rod has 3 RBIs as Yanks top Bucs
Alex Rodriguez had two hits and three RBIs as the New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-3 Tuesday night.
Rodriguez had an RBI single during a two-run third and drove in a pair with another single in a five-run fourth that put the Yankees up 7-2. A-Rod has driven in nine runs over 10 games.
Andrew McCutchen hit a first-inning two-run homer on a slider off starter Michael Pineda, who allowed two runs and three hits in three innings.
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera struck out one during a perfect fourth.
Pittsburgh left-hander Erik Bedard gave up four runs and five hits in 32/3 innings. Jo-Jo Reyes relieved and allowed three runs, three hits and two walks without recording an out.
“Threw all my pitches, trying to get the pitch count up,” said Bedard, who made 68 pitches.
“I just tried to mix it up, and you’ve got to work on everything. [I feel like] I’m in the middle of spring training. When you’re not at 100 [pitches] yet, it’s hard to say.”