Weiland looks sharp as Astros top Yankees 4-3
Monday, March 12, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Kyle Weiland threw four hitless innings and the Houston Astros beat the New York Yankees 4-3 on Monday night.
With new Astros owner Jim Crane in attendance at his first spring training game, Weiland recorded nine ground-ball outs and worked out of a two-on, two-out jam in the third by coaxing Curtis Granderson into a grounder.
Competing for a rotation spot, Weiland struck out one, walked one and hit a batter. The right-hander was acquired from Boston in December.
New York starter Hiroki Kuroda allowed two hits in three scoreless innings. Nick Swisher had an RBI triple.
Astros closer Brett Myers, last year's opening-day starter, gave up one run and one hit in the fifth inning. He has allowed at least one run in all four of his appearances this spring.