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Chris McGuiness (4-for-4 this spring after another 2-for-2 on Thursday) and Andrew Lambo (nifty footwork around the bag on several plays in Thursday's game) have gotten their competition for a left-handed-hitting backup first baseman off to a good start.

"They're both making good contact and handling themselves around the base well," said manager Clint Hurdle. "You like to see everybody get after it in a good way."

Chris McGuiness (4-for-4 this spring after another 2-for-2 on Thursday) and Andrew Lambo (nifty footwork around the bag on several plays in Thursday's game) have gotten their competition for a left-handed-hitting backup first baseman off to a good start.

"They're both making good contact and handling themselves around the base well," said manager Clint Hurdle. "You like to see everybody get after it in a good way."

Charlie Morton erased a game-opening walk of Gardner by getting Jeter to hit into a double play, and he went on to keep the Yankees hitless for two innings.

Morton called the Spring Training start "a hint of normalcy" after recovering from hip surgery in 2012 and being limited to rehabbing from Tommy John surgery last spring.

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