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The New York Yankees were defeated by the Seattle Mariners by the score of 12-2 on Wednesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Phil Hughes started and couldn’t even make it out of the first inning. Vernon Wells and Chris Stewart each hit a homerun and David Adams had his first major league hit.
Hughes pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up seven runs on six hits with a couple of walks. Hughes is now 2-3 on the year. Preston Claiborne pitched 2 1/3 innings giving up a hit and struck out two, Brett Marshall made his major league debut pitching 5 2/3 innings giving up nine hits and five runs with five walks and a strikeout. Alberto Gonzalez who was the shortstop for 8 2/3 innings pitched to one batter and got him to fly out.
Brett Gardner had a hit, Vernon Wells had a hit, an RBI and drew a walk and Curtis Granderson had a hit. Lyle Overbay had two hits, Adams had a hit and Stewart had a hit and an RBI. Gonzalez had a hit, Overbay hit a double and Wells and Stewart each hit a homerun. The Yankees were 0-5 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base. Gardner had a stolen base and Suzuki committed an error.
Hisashi Iwakuma got his fifth win of the season pitching seven innings and giving up eight hits and two runs with four strikeouts. Oliver Perez gave up a walk and struck out two batters in one inning and Tom Wilhelmsen pitched a perfect inning with a strikeout.
Michael Saunders had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk, Dustin Ackley had a hit and drew three walks and Kyle Seager had two hits and three RBI with a walk. Kendry Morales had two hits and an RBI, Michael Morse had two hits, an RBI and drew a walk and Justin Smoak had two hits and drew a walk. Raul Ibanez had two hits and six RBI, Jesus Montero had two hits and Brendan Ryan had a hit. Saunders hit two doubles, Ibanez hit two homeruns and Seager hit a homerun. The Mariners were 4-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine men on base.
In the first inning the Mariners scored seven runs and never looked back. Morales hit an RBI single, Morse had an RBI single, Ibanez hit a grand slam and Saunders hit an RBI double. Wells hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the first to cut the lead to 7-1. In the fifth Ibanez hit a two run homerun to make it a 9-1 game. Stewart hit a solo homerun in the bottom of the fifth to cut the lead to 9-2 and that was as close as the Yankees would come. In the sixth Seager hit a three run homerun to make it 12-2 and that would be the final score.
The Yankees record dropped to 25-15 and the Mariners record improved to 19-21. The two teams will play the rubber game of their three game series on Thursday night.