Castro, Refsnyder power Yankees to 7-2 win over Pirates

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 10:35 p.m. ET

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Rob Refsnyder and Starlin Castro homered off left-hander Jeff Locke as the New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-2 on Thursday.

Castro, who played shortstop for the first time this spring, cleared the batter's eye in straightaway center field on his fifth-inning blast. He is batting .417.

Refsnyder paced the Yankees' offense with three RBIs, pushing them ahead after right-hander Masahiro Tanaka gave up four hits and two runs in two innings. He threw just 30 of 50 pitches for strikes.

In the first inning, Andrew McCutchen hit Tanaka's first offering onto the boardwalk beyond the left-field wall for his third home run in four games.

Locke surrendered six hits and five runs in five innings. He walked two and struck out two.