The New York Yankees defeated the Florida State Seminoles 8-3 on Tuesday afternoon in their first game of Spring Training.
Former Tampa Yankee Vidal Nuno took the start for the Yanks and pitched a stellar two innings of 1 hit baseball; striking out 3. In the bottom of the 2nd a RBI double by Brendan Ryan gave the Yanks a 1-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 3rd Gary Sanchez's sac fly put the Yanks up 2-0 as JR Murphy scored. Yangervis Solarte singled on a line drive to left in the 4th inning to put the Yanks up 3-0.
Gordon pitched the 3rd and 4th innings allowing 4 hits. The Yanks seeme to keep a solid lead against the Noles, but Former Tampa Yankee RHP Shane Greene allowed a 3 run double to the Noles in the top of the 6th with2 outs.
Former T-Yank outfielder Ramon Flores sealed the deal for the Yanks as he hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the 8th, the first homer of Spring Training.
Recent Heisman Trophy Winner Jameis Winston , who is known for his pitching role on the mound, picked up left field duties today and went 0 for 2 against the Yanks.
The Yanks will take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in their next exhibition game on Wednesday afternoon at 1:05pm at McKechnie Field in Bradenton.