Thursday, July 8, 2021

New York Yankees hang on for victory in Seattle


The New York Yankees defeated the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night.  The game took place at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington and the final score was 5-4.  Nick Nelson started for the Yankees and couldn’t even make it out of the first, Luis Cessa and Domingo German pitched well out of the bullpen.  The Yankees had four batters with two hits each. 

Nelson pitched 2/3 of an inning giving up a run and three walks with a strikeout.  Cessa won his second game of the season pitching 3 1/3 innings and giving up a hit and he struck out one, German pitched three innings giving up two hits and three runs but no earned runs.  He walked none and struck out five.  Jonathan Loaisiga pitched an inning and struck out two and Chad Green picked up his third save of the season pitching a perfect inning with two strikeouts. 

Yusei Kikuchi started for the Mariners and he pitched five innings giving up eight hits and five runs with three walks and five strikeouts.  Kikuchi lost his fourth game of the season.  JT Chargois pitched a perfect inning, Keynan Middleton pitched an inning giving up a hit and Drew Steckenrider pitched an inning with two strikeouts.  Paul Sewald pitched an inning giving up a hit and struck out one. 

DJ LeMahieu drew a walk, Aaron Judge had two hits, two RBI and drew a walk and Gary Sanchez drew a walk.  Giancarlo Stanton had two hits, Luke Voit had two hits and an RBI and Gleyber Torres had a hit and two RBI.  Gio Urshela had a hit, Tim Locastro had two hits and Urshela, and Stanton each hit a double.  Locastro hit two doubles and Judge hit a homerun.  The Yankees were 3-11 with runners in scoring position and left eight men on base.  Urshela committed an error. 

Kyle Seager drew a walk, Ty France had a hit and Jake Fraley had a hit.  Tom Murphy had two hits, three RBI and drew a walk.  Murphy hit a homerun and the Mariners were 1-4 with runners in scoring position and left three men on base. 

In the first Voit hit an RBI single giving the Yankees a 1-0 lead.  Torres hit a two-run single and the lead was pushed to 3-0.  In the bottom of the first Fraley had an RBI walk to cut the lead to 3-1.  In the second Judge hit a two-run homerun extending the lead to 5-1 Yankees.  In the bottom of the sixth Murphy hit a three-run homerun cutting the lead to 5-4 and that would be the final score of the game.  The Yankees will look for the three-game sweep on Thursday afternoon. 

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