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Yankees lose in extra innings in Seattle

By Gary W. Marchese Jr.
Seattle, WA (May 29) – The New York Yankees lost to the Seattle Mariners by the score of 5-4 on Saturday night which ran into Sunday morning on the east coast. The game went 12 innings and ended around 2:30AM Sunday morning in New York.

Ivan Nova made the start and could not get through four innings; the bullpen did an outstanding job though and gave them the chance to win the game. The Yankees offense did damage against Felix Hernandez by scoring four runs in seven innings but they could not touch the Seattle bullpen for a second straight game.

Nova pitched 3 2/3 innings giving up five hits and four runs, three walks and he struck out a batter. Hector Noesi pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up two hits and he had a strikeout. Dave Robertson pitched 1 1/3 innings giving up one hit and he struck out three, Joba Chamberlain pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up one walk and two strikeouts and Boone Logan pitched one inning giving up one hit. Luis Ayala pitched one inning giving up a hit and he struck out a batter, Mariano Rivera picked up the loss his first of the season. Rivera pitched 1/3 innings giving up three hits and one run, he also walked a batter.

Derek Jeter had two hits, Curtis Granderson had a hit, an RBI and Mark Teixeira had a hit, two RBI, and three walks. Alex Rodriguez had a hit, Robinson Cano had three hits and an RBI and Nick Swisher had a hit. Jeter had a double, Granderson had a triple and Cano and Teixeira had homeruns. The Yankees were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base. Jeter had a stolen base and Cano was caught stealing.

The Yankees took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a Cano solo homerun. The Mariners tied the game in the bottom of the inning on a Miguel Olivo ground out. In the third inning, the Yankees took a 3-1, lead on a Teixeira two run homerun.

The fourth inning is what doomed Nova and the Yankees as the Mariners rallied and took the lead. Olivo hit a double driving in two runs and Brendan Ryan had an RBI single. It was 4-3 Mariners and that looked liked all that Felix Hernandez would need. Hernandez was not at his best in this game though and in the seventh inning, Granderson hit an RBI triple to tie the game at four. The game would remain that way until the 12th inning when Adam Kennedy hit an RBI single to send the Mariners to a walk-off victory.

The Yankees record fell to 27-23 and the Mariners improved their record to 26-25. The two teams will finish their three game series on Sunday afternoon at 4:10PM. C.C. Sabathia will start against Jason Vargas. The Yankees will head to Oakland after the game and take on the Athletics for three games beginning Monday afternoon.

The Yankees were facing two tough pitchers in the first two games and a lot of people felt it would be tough for them to win but no one could expect to lose the way the Yankees have. The Yankees do not want to start this road trip at 0-3 so they will really try to win the third game and head to Oakland with some positive feelings.

gmarchesej Posted by on May 29, 2011. Filed under MLB News,News and Sports with Gary W. Marchese Jr.,Sports,US Sports,Yankees. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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