The Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees early this morning 2-1 in the 12th inning. With the late loss, we unfortunately missed the opportunity to see Mariano Rivera tie Trevor Hoffman’s save record at 601. Still, the Red Sox and Rays lost, so the Yankees lose no ground in the standings.

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Recap

 

IP

H

R

ER

K

BB

I. Nova

7.1

5

1

1

5

4

J. Vargas

6.2

3

1

1

6

1

Both pitchers (see above) dominated to start off the first six innings of the game – as in that time frame they allowed a total of six hits and only one earned run which came off of an Ivan Nova wild pitch in the fourth inning. The Yankee offense finally mustered a run off of Vargas in his last pitch of the evening, a fastball that Nick Swisher drove into the left-field seats.

The eighth inning came and went as Ivan Nova left two runners on for the Houdini act that is David Robertson, who forced the Mariners to pop up and strike out to strand the baserunners. The teams went on to trade jabs until the Mariners’ Luiz Rodriguez hit his second home run of the year in the bottom of the twelfth inning.

All in all, it was a successful road trip not because of the Yankee record (3-4), but because the Rod Sox continue to lose. With the loss, the Yankees still remain four games up in the loss column over Boston with a magic number of seven to clinch a playoff birth, and eleven to clinch the AL East. 

What’s Next?

Thankfully, the Yankees will come back to EST and face the Toronto Blue Jays after a much-earned day off tomorrow. Start time is back to 7:07 PM and the game can be seen on YES.