The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners on Thursday night. The game took place at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington and the final score was 6-3. Chase Whitley started the game and pitched very well. The Yankees bullpen held the lead and the offense was led by Derek Jeter who had three hits.
Whitley won his second game of the season pitching 7 2/3 innings and giving up five hits and two runs. He didn't walk a batter and struck out six. Whitley hasn't walked a batter in his last four games. Matt Thornton pitched 1/3 of an inning and walked a batter, Shawn Kelley pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up two hits and a run and David Robertson picked up his 16th save of the season pitching 2/3 of an inning with two strikeouts.
Roenis Elias lost his fifth game of the season pitching 3 1/3 innings and giving up six hits and six runs. He walked three and struck out four. Dominic Leone pitched 2 2/3 innings giving up two hits and a walk with a strikeout, Danny Farquhar pitched an inning with two strikeouts and Yoervis Medina pitched a perfect inning with two strikeouts. Charlie Furbush pitched an inning giving up two hits and struck out one.
Jeter had three hits, two RBI and drew a walk, Jacoby Ellsbury had a hit, two RBI and drew a walk and Ichiro Suzuki had a pinch hit. Mark Teixeira had a hit and drew a walk, Alfonso Soriano had a hit and two RBI and Carlos Beltran had a hit. Brian Roberts drew a walk, John Ryan Murphy had two hits and Soriano and Murphy each hit a double. Ellsbury hit a homerun and the Yankees were 2-9 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base. Soriano had a stolen base and Murphy committed an error.
James Jones had a hit and an RBI, Robinson Cano had a hit and drew a walk and Dustin Ackley had a hit. Logan Morrison had two hits and two RBI, Brad Miller had two hits and Miller, Ackley and Morrison each hit a double. Morrison hit a homerun and the Mariners were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left six men on base.
Ellsbury hit a two run homerun in the first to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Morrison hit a solo homerun in the second to make it a 2-1 game. Soriano hit a two run double in the third to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead. Jeter hit a two run single in the fourth to make it 6-1 Yankees. Jones hit an RBI single in the fifth to cut the lead to 6-2 and then in the ninth they scored another run to make it 6-3. Morrison hit an RBI double and 6-3 was the final score. The Yankees swept the three game series and will head to Oakland to start a three game series on Friday night and end their long road trip.