Spring training report: New York Yankees 4, Pirates 0

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Starter: Edinson Volquez -- 5 IP, 5 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

Hitter: Josh Harrison, who went 1 for 4 and is hitting .333 this spring.

Of note: The Pirates were caught stealing twice Friday night.

News of the day

Volquez struggled in the first two innings against the Yankees' regular lineup, minus Jacoby Ellsbury. He allowed a two-out single and a walk before Brian McCann's double scored a run in the first.

In the second, Volquez allowed a walk and two singles to load the bases with none out. From there, though, he forced two ground-ball outs and got a strikeout to end the inning.

He worked quickly through the third and allowed only an infield single, then worked a perfect fourth and fifth. He retired 12 of the final 13 batters he faced.

"I started getting better late in the game," Volquez said. "Everything shut down and I can see the strike zone a little bit better."

Volquez said he continued to work on fastball command and relied on his two-seamer, which he commands better than his four-seamer.

Injury update

Francisco Liriano still had some tightness in his left groin Friday, general manager Neal Huntington said. Liriano received treatment and is day-to-day. He left a game Thursday in the sixth inning due to the groin tightness. ... Starling Marte was scratched from the lineup Friday because of a headache.

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