ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Andy Pettitte hardly looked ready for the majors in the first Triple-A start of his comeback, pitching five shaky innings Sunday.
Pettitte allowed five runs, three of them earned, and eight hits for the New York Yankees' top affiliate against Pawtucket.
Pettitte walked two, including one batter with the bases loaded, and struck out five.
The 39-year-old lefty has career record of 240-138 in the big leagues. He retired after the 2010 season and is now trying to return to the majors.
Pettitte has pitched four times in the minors this year. He has a 3.71 ERA in 17 innings.