03/03/08 4:40 PM ET
Mussina shows rust in Yanks' win
Right-hander surrenders five runs; Cano collects three hits
By Alyson Footer / MLB.com
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-plus 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. Up next: The Yankees will visit the Blue Jays on Tuesday at 1:05 p.m. ET. Right-hander Phil Hughes will face Toronto right-hander Jesse Litsch.
The Astros will host the Tigers at Osceola County Stadium beginning at 1:05 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.