Quick Recap: Yankees 6, Mariners 3

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Jacoby Ellsbury got the Yankees out to an early 2-0 in the first inning with a shot to almost the same spot as Teixeira’s home run last night.

Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run double in the third to give the Yankees a 4-1 lead.

Derek Jeter had a nice last game in Seattle going 3-4 including a two-run single to give the Yankees a 6-1 lead.

Chase Whitley went 7 2/3 innings, gave up two runs on five hits, struck out six and didn’t walk a batter.

Ellsbury also robbed Robinson Cano of a home run in the fifth inning with an amazing catch up against the left-centerfield wall – it was near the spot where Cano hit his home run against Tanaka in last night’s game. He was pulled from the game after that play because he aggravated his sore right hip which started bothering him in Kansas City this past weekend.

Not to be outdone, Brett Gardner made a catch similar to Ellsbury’s after he replaced Ellsbury in the game and robbed Mike Zunino of extra bases.

Oh, and Ichiro, who also came in when Ellsbury was removed from the game, made a great catch of his own in right field. The Yankee outfielders put on a show tonight. It was pretty cool to watch.

Can the Yankees stay at Safeco Field? They seem to like it there.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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