KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Robinson Cano and Raul Ibanez each had two-run homers, 19-year-old Dante Bichette Jr. connected on the first two pitches he saw this spring and the New York Yankees beat the Houston Astros 11-9 in a game Saturday shortened to eight innings by rain.
The Yankees and Astros combined for nine home runs.
Jordan Lyles, bidding for one of two open spots in the Astros’ rotation, gave up eight runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
Justin Ruggiano, Carlos Lee, Brian Bogusevic and Chris Johnson hit home runs for the Astros in their final spring home game in Florida.
Jose Gil also homered for the Yankees.
Adam Warren, a candidate for a spot in the Yankees’ bullpen, gave up six runs in 5 2-3 innings in his second start.