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New York Yankees 5 — Seattle Mariners 2
Jayson Nix came up in the 8th and brought in 3 in today’s 5-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Over 5 innings, Ivan Nova gave up just 2 hits but his outing was shorter than he would have liked because he would also walk 6 with his 107 pitches. The 2 runs that Nova allowed were on a bases-loaded walk and a ground out in the 1st. The Mariners would not have another hit until the 9th inning. David Phelps provided 1.1 innings of perfect baseball with two strikeouts as he continues to be a reliable presence in the bullpen and earned the win today. David Robertson pitched a solid 8th inning with two strikeouts. Rafael Soriano would give up one hit and strikeout one to get his 26th save of the season.
Batting in a spot in the lineup he was once very familiar with, Derek Jeter made the most of his return to the two spot in the order. Batting behind recently acquired Ichiro Suzuki, the Yankees captain had 3 hits including 1st inning solo home run. Jeter would also start the eventual comeback in the 8th inning but not in a way he would have likely preferred as he was hit by a pitch for the second time in two days. Two more singles would load the bases and after a pop out, pinch hitter Jayson Nix would come through. One of the two organizational replacements for the injured Alex Rodriguez would hit a bases-clearing double to put the Yankees ahead on what would be a four-run 8th inning. The Yankees went 2-5 on this West Coast road trip.
Win – David Phelps (2-3)
Loss – Lucas Luetge (1-1)
Save – Rafael Soriano (26)
*Jayson Nix – 1 for 1, R, 2B, 3 RBI (10)
*Derek Jeter – 3 for 4, 2 R, Solo Home Run (8) in the 1st, RBI (28)
*Michael Saunders – 1 for 4, R
*Jesus Montero – 1 for 4, R
Current Yankees Record: 59-39
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From Wallace Matthews:Ichiro Suzuki apparently wanted the New York Yankees even more than the Yankees wanted him.
Before completing a trade to acquire the Japanese star, the Yankees spelled out a list of conditions to Ichiro, a former American League MVP and two-time batting champion.
Ichiro would be asked to switch positions, hit at the bottom of the lineup and possibly...
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Cashman was being interviewed on...
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George A. King III is reporting that Brett Gardner had arthroscopic surgery on his injured right elbow today and everything went as planned. Team physician Chris Ahmad performed the surgery and said there told Gardner's agent that there were "no surprises" and "they found what they expected to find."
On the positive side of things, Brian Cashman was raving...
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via Bryan Hoch – Yankees...
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Ichiro Suzuki has done one thing better than anyone since entering the majors in 2001, hit.
He joined the Mariners after a very good professional career in Japan. He was 27 and in the prime of his career. His first season saw him lead the Mariners to 116 wins (tied for most regular season wins). He was the first Japanese player to become an everyday player in the bigs and experts...
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“When I watched those...
As a long time Seattle Mariners fan and a person with distaste for the New York Yankees, I can sum up last night’s trade in two words. It stinks. The face of the franchise, Ichiro Suzuki, and cash was sent to the New York Yankees for two prospects. I know that Ichiro is nearing the end of his career, and it became unclear if he was going to continue with the Mariners, since...
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Only in American baseball can a guy walk across the other side of the field and into the dugout that belonged to opponents moments earlier and call it home.
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