Friday, June 7, 2013

The New York Yankees take the first game of a long west coast trip

The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners by the score of 6-1 on Thursday night. The game took place at Safeco field in Seattle, Washington. Phil Hughes started for the Yankees and pitched great. The Yankees pen did its job and Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira hit back-to-back homeruns.

Hughes pitched seven innings giving up one unearned run and three hits. He walked two and struck out seven and earned his third win of the season. Preston Claiborne pitched to one batter and retired him, Boone Logan pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out two and Shawn Kelley pitched a perfect inning.

Brett Gardner had a hit, Cano had a hit and three RBI and Teixeira had a hit and an RBI. Travis Hafner had two hits, Kevin Youkilis had a hit and Vernon Wells had a hit and an RBI. Ichiro Suzuki had a hit and an RBI, Jayson Nix had a hit and Youkilis hit a double. Cano and Teixeira each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 3-5 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. Youkilis committed an error.

Aaron Harang lost his sixth game of the season pitching 2 1/3 innings giving up eight hits and six runs with no walks and three strikeouts. Blake Beavan pitched 6 2/3 innings giving up a hit and striking out four.

Kyle Seager had two hits and an RBI, Kendrys Morales had a hit and Kelly Shoppach drew a walk. Brendan Ryan had a hit and drew a walk and Seager hit a double. The Mariners were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.

In the third Cano hit a three run homerun and Teixeira hit a solo homerun back-to-back. Wells hit an RBI single and Suzuki hit an RBI single to make it 6-0. Seattle scored their only run of the game in the eighth inning. Seager hit an RBI double and the final score was 6-1 Yankees. The Yankees have won four games in a row and their record improved to 35-25 on the season. The Mariners record dropped to 26-35. The two teams will play game two of their four game series on Saturday night.

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