KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Starter Jair Jurrjens had trouble finding the plate and was pulled in the third inning Saturday as the New York Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3.
Jurrjens walked six in 2 1/3 innings for the Braves. He allowed five hits and three runs in his second spring start.
Yankees starter Michael Pineda gave up one run on four hits, three walks and a wild pitch in 2 2/3 innings. The Yankees acquired him in an offseason trade with Seattle after he was an All-Star last year and led all rookies in strikeouts.
Alex Rodriguez doubled and drove in two runs for the Yankees and Jose Gil had two hits.
Michael Bourn doubled and singled for Atlanta.
GIANTS: Former Augusta GreenJacket Pablo Sandoval homered and doubled during San Francisco’s seven-run third inning, and the Giants beat a Milwaukee split squad 13-3.
BLUE JAYS: Jose Bautista hit his first two homers of spring training and Travis Snider hit his third, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 5-2 win over the Houston Astros.
CARDINALS: Ace Chris Carpenter will miss his next scheduled start because of stiffness in his neck.
Carpenter left Friday’s practice session with a sore neck. He was supposed to pitch Monday but has been scratched.
METS: Third baseman David Wright is expected to miss at least another week because of soreness in his left rib cage.
DODGERS: Outfielder Andre Ethier was scratched from the starting lineup against Seattle because of mild stiffness in his back.