Friday, June 5, 2015

The New York Yankees sweep the Seattle Mariners behind a dominant Masahiro Tanaka

The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday afternoon.  The game took place at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington and the final score was 3-1.  Masahiro Tanaka made his first start in over a month after coming back from an arm injury.  He pitched great for the Yankees and Garrett Jones and Mark Teixeira each hit a homerun. 

Tanaka pitched seven innings giving up a run on three hits.  He walked none and struck out nine and picked up his  third win of the season.  Chris Capuano pitched 1/3 of an inning giving up a hit and striking out one and Andrew Miller pitched 1 2/3 innings giving up a hit and a walk with three strikeouts. 

Taijuan Walker pitched eight innings giving up five hits and three runs with a walk and seven strikeouts.  Walker lost his sixth game of the season.  Charlie Furbush pitched a perfect inning. 

Chase Headley had a hit, Alex Rodriguez drew a walk and Mark Teixeira had a hit and an RBI.  Jones had a hit and two RBI, Didi Gregorius had two hits and Headley hit a double.  Teixeira and Jones each hit a homerun and the Yankees were 0-1 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base.  Flores had an outfield assist. 

Logan Morrison had a hit, Kyle Seager had a hit and Justin Ruggiano had a hit.  Brad Miller had a hit, Dustin Ackley had a hit and an RBI and Ackley hit a double and Miller hit a triple.  The Mariners were 2-6 with runners in scoring position and left five men on base. 

In the second Teixeira hit a solo homerun giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  The Mariners tied the game at one in the third on an Ackley RBI double.  In the fourth Jones hit a two run homerun to make it 3-1 Yankees.  The final score was 3-1 Yankees. 

The Yankees swept the three game series and after a day off on Thursday they will begin a three game series with the Anaheim Angels on Friday night at Yankee Stadium. 

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