Posted March 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
Gio Gonzalez pitched into the fourth inning and allowed one run for the Washington Nationals in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to the New York Yankees on Friday. Gonzalez gave up two hits and three walk in 3 1-3 innings. He had six strikeouts. The Nationals' new starter called the outing ''a good stepping stone.'' Alex Rodriguez hit a two-run homer and Brandon Laird had a 10th-inning sacrifice fly for the Yankees. After opening-day starter CC Sabathia was touched for three runs and six hits over three innings, rotation candidate Phil Hughes gave up three hits in four scoreless innings. The Yankees announced Friday that Andy Pettitte has come out of retirement, signing a minor league contract with the team. Washington manager Davey Johnson said right-hander Chien-Ming Wang, who strained his left hamstring fielding a grounder Thursday, will be out a couple weeks.

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