From Anthony DicComa:
"I can't worry about it," Sabathia said. "Last year, I had a spring where I pitched great and then started the first half terrible. So hopefully, if I have a so-so spring, then I'll start the first half on fire."Wouldn't we all love for him to get off to a hot start.
Alfredo Aceves gave up two solo homers in the third inning, but that was the last scoring for either team in the game.
The Yanks managed four runs (two earned) off Justin Verlander in the first two innings. Mark Teixeira and Johnny Damon added two hits apiece, and Cody Ransom had a steal and a fielding error.
Brian Bruney, Jose Veras and Mark Melancon were nearly perfect, surrendering just one hit.
Yankees get a day off tomorrow. Chien-Ming Wang will make the start on Friday against the Red Sox.