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The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners by the score of 4-3 on Tuesday night. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. CC Sabathia started for the Yankees and pitched well, he made one mistake which cost him but his team bailed him out. The offense was led by Robinson Cano and Lyle Overbay.
Sabathia pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up ten hits and three runs with only two of them being earned. He walked two and struck out ten. Shawn Kelley earned his second win of the season facing two batters and retiring them both, one by a strikeout, David Robertson pitched a scoreless inning with a walk and a strikeout and Mariano Rivera remains perfect with his 16th save of the season. Rivera pitched a 1-2-3 inning with a strikeout.
Brett Gardner had a hit and drew a walk, Cano had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Vernon Wells had a hit and drew a walk. Curtis Granderson made his season debut and drew a walk, Overbay had a hit and two RBI and Nix drew a walk. Chris Nelson had two hits, Overbay and Cano each hit a double and the Yankees are 1-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Gardner had a stolen base and Overbay committed an error.
Seager hit an RBI double in the third to give the Mariners a 1-0 lead. In the sixth Ibanez hit a two run homerun to give the Mariners a 3-0 lead. Overbay hit an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth to make it a 3-1 game. In the seventh Cano hit a two run double to tie the game at three and Overbay hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-3 game and that was the final score in favor of the Yankees.
The Yankees record improved to 25-14 and the Mariners record dropped to 18-21. The Yankees have the most wins in baseball believe it or not. The two teams will play game two of their three game series on Wednesday night.