New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates Live Score Updates – Spring Training Game 3
TAMPA, Fla. – In the Yankees' third exhibition game of the spring, the Bombers host the Pirates here at George M. Steinbrenner Field. New York is looking for its first victory of the spring thus far, but more importantly Gerrit Cole, Brett Gardner, Gary Sánchez and Giancarlo Stanton will make their Spring Training debuts this evening.
To follow along tonight, keep it locked in here at Inside The Pinstripes, comment your thoughts and enjoy live score updates (and quite a bit on Cole's first start).
New York Yankees (0-2) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (0-3)
Monday, February 25
George M. Steinbrenner Field – Tampa, Fla.
First pitch: 6:35 p.m.
RHP Gerrit Cole (NYY) vs. RHP Chris Stratton (PIT)
Pittsburgh Pirates Starting Lineup
Adam Frazier – 2B
Bryan Reynolds – LF
Cole Tucker – SS
Josh Bell – 1B
JT Riddle – DH
Jacob Stallings – C
Guillermo Heredia – CF
Phillip Evans – 3B
Charlie Tilson – RF
New York Yankees Starting Lineup
DJ LeMahieu – 2B
Brett Gardner – CF
Gleyber Torres – SS
Giancarlo Stanton – DH
Gary Sánchez – C
Mike Ford – 1B
Gio Urshela – 3B
Clint Frazier – LF
Zack Granite – RF
- READ: What to expect in Gerrit Cole's first Spring Training start
- READ: Luis Severino: "I just want to play baseball" – the right-hander opens up about his forearm injury that sent him back to New York for further testing Monday
- WATCH: Max Goodman with an update after the Yankees' first Spring Training game at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Saturday
First Pitch: 6:35 p.m.
Top of the 1st
Gerrit Cole took the mound, garnering a resounding applause from the fans here at George M. Steinbrenner Field.
After the Pirates' leadoff hitter Adam Frazier popped up to Gleyber Torres at short, Cole registered his first strikeout with the Yankees this spring. He barely missed on a backdoor curveball before Bryan Reynolds whiffed on an offspeed pitch in the dirt.
Cole walked shortstop Cole Tucker with two outs, forcing the right-hander to go to the stretch for a matchup with slugger Josh Bell.
The Yankees' ace took care of Pittsburgh's cleanup hitter with a high fastball, his second strikeout of the evening.
Top of the 2nd
Jordan Montgomery comes in for the Yankees, signaling the end of Gerrit Cole's night (as expected). Cole's final line: 1.0 inning pitched, two strikeouts, one walks, 20 pitches, 12 strikes.
Bottom of the 2nd
So far both Giancarlo Stanton and Gary Sánchez have struck out swinging in their first at-bats of the spring.
Clint Frazier continues to hit the ball hard, however, as this line drive gets hauled in at the base of the center-field wall.
Bottom of the 5th
We're still scoreless here in Tampa as there have been a grand total of three hits combined thus far.
Top of the 6th
Pittsburgh is on the board on a double play off the bat of Josh Bell, bringing in the first run of the game. Pirates lead 1-0.
Bottom of the 7th
Yankees drop a three-spot on Pittsburgh. First, Erik Kratz comes around on a wild pitch. Then, two runs score on a Brandon Wagner base hit to center field. 3-2, New York.
Top of the 9th
Pittsburgh's Jason Martin singles to score Andrew Susac and tie this ballgame up at three. Glenn Otto gives up the tying run. 3-3.
This game ends in a tie as the Yankees failed to score in the bottom of the ninth. New York is now 0-2-1 this spring.
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