American League Game Summary - Seattle at New York|
(Saturday, August 4th)
Final Score: Seattle 1, New York 0
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Felix Hernandez continued to bedevil the Yankees,
tossing a two-hit shutout as Seattle claimed a narrow 1-0 decision in the
middle test of a three-game set.
Hernandez (10-5) improved to 4-1 in five starts at the new Yankee Stadium,
having come into the contest with a 1.47 earned run average there in four
previous outings and lowering it to 1.13.
"That was just special stuff today," said Mariners manager Eric Wedge. "I
thought it was the most impressive start that I've ever seen as a manager."
Mike Carp picked up two hits and drove in the lone run for the Mariners, who
have won nine of their last 11 games and shook off a defeat in Friday's series
Hiroki Kuroda (10-8) allowed seven hits and one run over 6 1/3 innings for the
Yankees, who have dropped five of seven.
Seattle jumped in front with a run in the second, all the offense Hernandez
needed on a hot afternoon. John Jaso began it with a double, advanced to third
on a Kyle Seager groundout and scored on Carp's two-out base hit.
Hernandez allowed just three baserunners through six: a first-inning double to
Robinson Cano, Ichiro Suzuki's leadoff single in the third and a walk to
Curtis Granderson in the sixth.
After the base on balls, he allowed one more Yankee to reach base -- walking
Raul Ibanez with two down in the seventh -- then retired the final seven he
"He had all four of his pitches. He was never in any bad counts. You look up
and he averaged about a ball per hitter," said Yankees manager Joe Girardi
when asked what specifically Hernandez did to stymie his lineup. "He just
didn't give us anything to hit."
Kuroda stranded runners on first and second in the fifth, then survived a
scare in his final full frame by retiring Seager on a pop out and Casper Wells
on a fielder's choice grounder after a pair of one-out singles left runners on
Boone Logan entered in the seventh with two on and one out, diffusing the
situation by retiring the next two batters he encountered.
This was the second shutout Hernandez has recorded in the new Yankee Stadium,
after a 7-0 triumph on June 30, 2010...It was the seventh career whitewash for
the 26-year-old Venezuelan, and boosted his overall record to 6-0 in his last
nine starts since losing to the Padres on June 12...Hernandez also has
recorded nine starts in 2012 of eight-or-more innings, allowing one run or
less...Suzuki extended his hit streak since he arrived in the Bronx to 11
games...Kuroda had been 4-0 in daytime starts this season, having tossed 31
scoreless innings in those outings until Carp's RBI hit...Seattle shortstop
Brendan Ryan left the game after the seventh inning, having been hit by Kuroda
on the left elbow.
08/04 18:57:30 ET