Andy Pettitte ducked to avoid a twirling piece of broken bat during his six-inning stint, Kevin Youkilis hit his sixth homer of spring training and the New York Yankees wrapped up their major league exhibition schedule by beating the Washington Nationals 4-2 Friday.
Pettitte put his left hand on his cap as he kneeled to avoid the jagged bat when Wilson Ramos grounded out in the third inning. The lefty wasn't shaken, and allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits. He struck out six and didn't walk a batter while throwing 81 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Washington's unearned run came in the fourth after third baseman Youkilis' throwing error.
New York scored four runs in the top of that inning off Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann.
The highlights were Youkilis' leadoff drive into the visiting bullpen and Eduardo Nunez's two-run single. Zimmermann lasted 3 1-3 innings, allowing four runs and seven hits.
A crowd of 38,161 welcomed the reigning NL East champion Nationals back from ...