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Sabathia pitches 5 innings in spring debut

03/15/2013 4:38 PM ET
By The Associated Press
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- New York ace CC Sabathia made his Spring Training debut, allowing two runs and eight hits over five innings in the Yankees' 7-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Friday.

The left-hander struck out two and walked one in his first game since arthroscopic surgery Oct. 25 to remove a bone spur from his left elbow. He pitched in several simulated games before making the start Friday.

Derek Jeter played shortstop flawlessly for the second time since ankle surgery last fall. The New York captain went 1-for-3, hitting a single between short and third in the third.

Francisco Cervelli hit a solo homer in the second, and Travis Hafner had a two-run shot in the third off John Maine. The Florida starter gave up three runs and three hits in three innings.

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