- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 5, 2009

TAMPA, FLA. (AP) - Yankees right-hander Joba Chamberlain allowed two runs and two hits over 5 1-3 innings in his final spring training start on Sunday.

Chamberlain, pitching for Double-A Trenton in a camp game against Triple-A Scranton/Wikes-Barre, retired 16 in a row _ including five strikeouts _ after allowing two hits and a walk to start the game.

The Yankees’ No. 5 starter faced additional batters after three outs were recorded _ two in the third and three during the fifth _ to reach his scheduled pitch count of 75.

“It took me just a little bit to get going,” Chamberlain said. “I wanted to work on fastball command and my changeup, and I think I did a great job with those two. I think it was one of my most productive days as far as consistency. It was good.”

Chamberlain flew to Florida on Saturday, one day after watching the Yankees first game _ an exhibition contest with the Chicago Cubs _ at the new Yankee Stadium. He is scheduled to make his first regular-season start next Sunday at Kansas City.

“I’m excited to get going,” he said.

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