Johnson leads Yanks past Tribe

Big Unit strikes out nine in Yankees' win

at Tampa, Fla.
Sunday, March 19

Yankees at the plate: Robinson Cano (2-for-3) was one of eight Yankees with a base hit. Derek Jeter (1-for-3) doubled in a run in his first at-bat after returning from the World Baseball Classic.

Indians at the plate: Center fielder Jason Michaels (1-for-4) tripled, and right fielder Casey Blake went 2-for-4. Jason Dubois (1-for-3), Andy Marte (1-for-3) and Jose Flores (1-for-3) all singled.

Yankees on the mound: Ace Randy Johnson had a big outing, pitching six shutout innings and scattering four hits while fanning nine. Kyle Farnsworth pitched a shutout inning with one hit and one strikeout, and Tanyon Sturze threw a perfect inning. Al Leiter pitched the final outing of his career, going one-third of an inning before announcing his retirement after the game.

Indians on the mound: Starter Jason Johnson pitched five innings, yielding two runs on seven hits with a pair of walks and two strikeouts. Fausto Carmona pitched three shutout innings with four strikeouts.

Grapefruit League records: Yankees 9-11; Indians 13-8.

Up next: The Yankees go on the road Monday, when Mike Mussina (1-0, 3.09 ERA) will take on Detroit's Jeremy Bonderman (0-0, 8.31 ERA) at 1:05 p.m. ET in Lakeland.

The Indians are off Monday before traveling to Sarasota on Tuesday for a game against the Reds at 1:05 p.m.. Cliff Lee will get the nod for Cleveland.

Thomas Simonetti is a contributor to This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.