Mussina, offense spark Yanks in rout

Mussina, offense spark Yanks in rout

at Kissimmee, Fla.
Wednesday, March 15

Yankees at the plate: Robinson Cano was 3-for-4, with a leadoff double in the third. Mitch Jones homered twice -- a leadoff shot in the fourth and a two-run homer in the ninth. Andy Phillips was 4-for-5 with two RBIs. Kevin Thompson was 4-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs.

Astros at the plate: The Astros managed just five hits off five New York pitchers. Preston Wilson doubled and scored in the second on Chris Burke's groundout, marking Houston's lone run. Charlton Jimerson was 1-for-3, with a fifth-inning double.

Yankees on the mound: Right-hander Mike Mussina allowed one run on three hits over five innings, walking one and striking out eight. He threw 78 pitches, 60 for strikes.

Astros on the mound: Left-hander Andy Pettitte, making his first spring start, yielded two runs on five hits, with a walk and two strikeouts over three innings. He threw 44 pitches, 30 for strikes. Steve Sparks allowed six runs (five earned) on nine hits, with a walk and three strikeouts over four innings.

Up next: The Astros travel to Tampa on Thursday to meet the Yankees at Legends Field at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Alyson Footer is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.