YANKEES 7, ASTROS 6
at Kissimmee, Fla.
Monday, March 3
Yankees at the plate:
Robinson Cano went 3-for-4, while former Astros third baseman Morgan Ensberg went 2-for-4 with a double. Melky Cabrera went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a run scored.
Astros at the plate:
Carlos Lee knocked a three-run homer with no outs in the third to put the Astros ahead, 5-4. Hunter Pence went 2-for-3 with two doubles, and Lance Berkman went 1-for-2 with a base hit and run scored.
Yankees on the mound:
Starter Mike Mussina allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits over two innings. He yielded two runs in the second and Lee's three-run shot in the third.
Astros on the mound:
Starter Wandy Rodriguez allowed four runs, three of which came in the third frame. He yielded six hits and walked one. Rotation hopeful Mark McLemore allowed three runs over 2 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out one.
Grapefruit League records:
Yankees 2-0-1; Astros 1-5.
The Yankees will visit the Blue Jays on Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. CT. Right-hander Phil Hughes will face Toronto right-hander Jesse Litsch.
The Astros will host the Tigers at Osceola County Stadium beginning at 12:05 p.m. Ace righty Roy Oswalt will face Detroit lefty Nate Robertson.
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.