at Tampa, Fla.
Tuesday, March 3
Team USA at the plate: Playing against the Yankees for the first time in his career -- save for a random scrimmage -- Derek Jeter gave Team USA the lead in the top of the third inning, coming through with a two-run single to center field. In the sixth, Adam Dunn knocked in Jeter with the third U.S. run on a bases-loaded Angel Berroa error, and Kevin Youkilis tacked on a two-run single to open up a 6-1 lead.Yankees at the plate: Continuing his bid to be New York's Opening Day center fielder, Brett Gardner had another strong showing, stroking hits in his first three at-bats -- including a double -- while stealing a base and scoring a run. The Yankees put up a first-inning run, as Gardner singled, moved to third on Mark Teixeira's hit to right and came home on Jorge Posada's RBI bloop single to shallow left field. Nick Swisher popped a two-run ground-rule double in the sixth.
The Yankees will return to Grapefruit League play on Wednesday, traveling to Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to meet the Atlanta Braves in a 1:05 p.m. ET start. Right-hander Ian Kennedy will get his second nod for New York, opposing righty Kenshin Kawakami. Among the players in the Yankees' lineup will be Johnny Damon, Gardner and Xavier Nady.
Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.