American League Game Summary - Seattle at New York|
(Sunday, August 5th)
Final Score: New York 6, Seattle 2
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Raul Ibanez hit a solo homer and knocked in three
runs, as the New York Yankees took down the Seattle Mariners, 6-2, in the
rubber match of a three-game series.
Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira each added an RBI for the Yankees, who went 4-5
on a nine-game homestand.
New York starter Freddy Garcia (5-5), who started his career as a member of
the Mariners, gave up two runs on five hits over five innings to pick up the
win. Garcia earned the 150th victory of his career and became the first
Venezuelan pitcher to reach that mark.
"I think it's just a mentality he has," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said of
Garcia. "He's not afraid to be behind in the count. He's not afraid to throw
his offspeed [pitches] behind in the count. He doesn't give in."
Former Yankee Jesus Montero drove in both of Seattle's runs. Hisashi Iwakuma
(2-3) allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits over five innings for
the Mariners, who had won eight of nine.
The Mariners got on the board in the first inning. Dustin Ackley led off with
a single, moved to second on a sacrifice bunt, advanced to third on a wild
pitch and scored on Montero's base hit to right-center field. Montero moved to
second on John Jaso's groundout and was thrown out at the plate on Kyle
New York got the run back in the bottom half. Jeter reached base on a
fielder's choice, advanced to third on Robinson Cano's single and raced home
on Teixeira's infield single.
The Yankees never looked back after taking the lead in the second. Chris
Stewart hit a two-out double to left and scored when Curtis Granderson reached
base on first baseman Ackley's fielding error.
The home team tacked on another run in the fourth. Stewart singled, stole
second and raced home on Jeter's base hit to left-center field.
Each team scored a run in the fifth. Michael Saunders doubled to right-center
field and scored on Montero's single to right.
Ibanez responded with a solo homer in the bottom half to make it a 4-2 game.
New York tacked on two more runs in the sixth. Josh Kinney walked Stewart and
gave up a single to Granderson. Oliver Perez came in from the bullpen and
recorded the second out of the inning. Teixeira was intentionally walked to
load the bases. Ibanez hit a two-run single to left-center field, making it
Boone Logan tossed two perfect innings of relief. David Robertson pitched a
scoreless eighth and Rafael Soriano pitched a 1-2-3 ninth to seal the
The Yankees went 6-3 against the Mariners this season...Ichiro Suzuki had a
double in the seventh inning and has now hit safely in all 12 games since he
was traded from Seattle to New York...Garcia improved to 6-4 in 12 career
starts against Seattle.
08/05 19:04:40 ET