Yankees starting pitcher Andy Pettitte made a rehab start Thursday night for Double-A Trenton, as part of his recovery from a groin injury.

In game two of the playoffs, Pettitte threw four innings. He allowed two hits, walked one, and struck out four. He threw 51 pitches and allowed no runs.

“It felt good to get back on the mound. It was a step in the right direction,” said Pettitte after the game. “There weren’t any problems. It was a good step to do it in a game…Now I’ll meet with [manager] Joe [Girardi] and [pitching coach] Dave Eiland and the trainers and we’ll figure out if we’ll do one more of these or go ahead and go.”

Pettitte, 38, has not pitched since July 18 due to a groin injury. In 18 starts this season, he was 11-2 with an ERA of 2.88.

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