American League Game Summary - New York at Seattle|
(Thursday, June 6th)
Final Score: New York 6, Seattle 1
Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - Phil Hughes worked seven-plus innings and
Robinson Cano hit a three-run home run to lift the New York Yankees to a 6-1
win over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a four-game set.
Mark Teixeira hit a solo home run while Vernon Wells and Ichiro Suzuki each
drove in one for the Yankees, who have won four straight. Hughes (3-4) gave up
just one run on three hits with a pair of walks and seven strikeouts to win
for the first time in five starts.
Aaron Harang (2-6) was touched for all six runs on eight hits in just 2 1/3
innings for the Mariners, who were coming off a 16-inning loss to the White
Sox on Wednesday. Kyle Seager had a pair of hits and drove in the lone run.
"He just wasn't making pitches, and they weren't missing them," said Seattle
manager Eric Wedge about Harang. "On the other side, their guy was pitching
tremendous out there today."
The Yanks got all the runs they needed with a big third inning, and it started
off with a leadoff single from Jayson Nix. Two batters later, Brett Gardner
singled and Cano launched a pitch over the wall in right for his 15th home run
of the season. Teixeira followed with his third of the year, a blast to right-
Travis Hafner then singled and Kevin Youkilis doubled to put two runners in
scoring position, and consecutive singles from Wells and Suzuki each plated a
run for a 6-0 lead.
Hughes faced little trouble from the Seattle lineup as he retired the first
eight hitters before Brendan Ryan hit a single with two outs in the third.
Kendrys Morales punched a two-out single in the fourth, and the Mariners
threatened in the sixth.
Ryan walked to start the frame and, after Jason Bay flied out, Seager singled
to put men at the corners. Hughes, though, got Raul Ibanez and Morales to pop
out and escape the jam.
Hughes then set the Mariners down in order in the seventh and was pulled in
the eighth after issuing a leadoff walk to Kelly Shoppach.
Preston Claiborne took over on the mound and induced a fielder's choice from
Ryan, but Bay then reached base on an error from Youkilis. Claiborne was then
pulled for Boone Logan, who promptly gave up a one-run double to Seager.
Logan, though, struck out Ibanez and Morales to end the frame.
Shawn Kelley retired the Mariners in order to close out the ninth inning.
Blake Beavan pitched 6 2/3 innings of relief for Seattle and gave up just one
hit while striking out four ... Seattle took two of three in New York in mid-
May ... Hughes moved to 5-3 in 11 games (8 starts) against the Mariners in his
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