The New York Yankees were defeated by the score of 1-0 on Saturday afternoon. The game took place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Hiroki Kuroda started for the Yankees and was really good but he was facing a pitcher who was awesome. Felix Hernandez pitched a complete game two hit shutout. There was no offense to talk about for the Yankees and Seattle was led by Mike Carp who had the only RBI of the game.
Kuroda pitched 6 1/3 innings giving up seven hits and a run with a walk and four strikeouts. Kuroda lost his eighth game of the season. Boone Logan pitched 2/3 of an inning striking out one, Dave Robertson pitched 1 1/3 innings striking out three and Clay Rapada pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one. Hernandez won his 10th game of the season pitching nine innings giving up no runs on two hits. He walked two and struck out six.
Curtis Granderson drew a walk, Robinson Cano had a hit and Raul Ibanez drew a walk. Ichiro Suzuki had a hit, Cano hit a double and the Yankees were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and they left three men on base.
Jesus Montero had two hits, John Jaso had two hits and Carp had two hits and an RBI. Eric Thames had two hits Brendan Ryan drew a walk. Jaso, Carp and Thames each hit a double. The Mariners were 1-9 with runners in scoring position and they left eight men on base.
The Mariners improved their record to 51-58, they have won eight of their last nine games. The Yankees record dropped to 62-44. The two teams will play the rubber game of their three game series on Sunday afternoon. The Yankees will head on the road to Detroit and Toronto for seven games starting Monday night.
Photo: Tom Seaver and Tug McGraw at Shea Stadium, 1969
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