Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/16/14
SEATTLE -- The Seattle Mariners continued to make the New York Yankees' trip to the West Coast as painful as possible Tuesday. It wasn't just that the Mariners scored a 4-2 win that sent the Yankees to their fifth loss in six games on the trip. More notable was that New York third baseman Alex Rodriguez came out of the game after taking an eighth-inning fastball off his left hand. He was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metacarpal. It will be a day or two before New York knows just how much time the No. 3 hitter will miss, but it's likely to be close to two months. "It's a tough blow," said Rodriguez, his left hand heavily bandaged. He will fly back to New York with the team after Wednesday's game and will see the team doctors Thursday. Seattle starter Felix Hernandez, who threw the pitch that injured Rodriguez, a 91 mph changeup, was downhearted when he learned of the injury, despite having earned his ninth win. "I feel bad," he said. "That's not me." ...
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