The Yankees got some good pitching and timely hitting Tuesday afternoon in a 5-1 win over the Braves in Tampa. >> Box score
Five things to know about Tuesday's game
1. Aaron Judge is in midseason form. He followed up Sunday's two-homer performance by launching another homer, this one a three-run shot in the fifth inning to give the Yanks a three-run lead. Judge is hitting .462 this spring with three homers and six RBI.
2. Luis Severino was scratched from his scheduled start because of right shoulder discomfort and was set for an MRI. LHP Stephen Tarpley took his place on short notice and pitched a perfect first inning.
3. Dellin Betances made his Spring Training debut and tossed a perfect seventh iinning after Tommy Kahnle then pitched a perfect sixth. J.A. Happ gave up one run in three innings, allowing four hits while striking out three after Chad Green pitched a perfect second.
4. Troy Tulowitzki went 0-for-2 but did record an RBI on a sacrifice fly right before Judge's home run. Tulowitzki is still hitting .375 this spring and has five RBI.
5. Top prospect Estevan Florial's speed created a run for the Yankees in the seventh inning. He hit a leadoff single before the next two hitters made out. Florial then stole second base, reached third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch to give the Yanks a four-run lead.
The Yankees stay in Tampa to host the Cardinals Wednesday afternoon at 1:05 p.m.