Yesterday it was Kyle Seager going yard twice for all of Seattle's runs. Today it was Robinson Cano. Yesterday those home runs weren't enough to beat the Yankees, but today they were as the Mariners reversed last night's decision and picked up a 4-3 win over the Bombers. The first Cano homer didn't take long at all. Brad Miller singled to lead off the game and Cano came up with 1 on and 1 out looking to pull a first-pitch fastball. He got one from Michael Pineda and did what he used to do all the time in Yankee Stadium to give his team a quick 2-0 lead.
The Yankees didn't get much going against Hisashi Iwakuma early. That changed in the bottom of the 4th when Mark Teixeira singled with 2 outs. This brought Brian McCann to the plate and he got a hanging fastball from Iwakuma that he deposited over the wall for a game-tying 2-run homer. But Seager led off the top of the 6th with a single and Cano got to Pineda again, yanking another 2-run homer into the right field seats.
The Yanks had a great chance to start a comeback in the bottom of the 6th after Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner singled to start the inning. But the heart of order couldn't come through and the game stay tied. A Mark Teixeira double turned into 1 run in the bottom of the 9th, but the rally fell short and they'll head to the rubber match tomorrow.
- Much like Tanaka last night, Pineda had his day ruined by one hitter. He went 6 innings and allowed the 4 runs. He also walked 2 and only struck out 2, so he wasn't at his sharpest.
- The Chasen Shreve experience continues to be a bright one. He pitched 1.2 perfect innings in relief of Pineda.
- Yanks went 0-8 with RISP. There's the game right there.
- CC on the hill tomorrow, which doesn't bode well. But King Felix is, and they messed him up last time. Tomorrow's game could be anything from a 12-0 loss to a 12-10 win.