Update, 1:42: Finally a base runner for the Mariners with Mark Teixeira botching that slow bouncer for an error. The M’s are still looking for that first hit with no outs in the third. CC Sabathia looks like he has dominant stuff again. But his is a very weak lineup outside of Ichiro and possibly Russell Branyan.
Update, 1:53: The Yankees aren’t getting anything done against lefty Luke French, despite having a least one on in all three innings. They blew that bases-loaded one-out chance in the second. So we’re scoreless going to the fourth.
Update, 2:01: The Mariners look like they will be lucky if they get one hit today. They are totally overmatched against Sabathia so far. No hits through four.
Update, 2:05: Austin Kearns continues to be a good pickup. The solo homer extends his season-high hitting streak, now 11 games. It’s 1-0. Wonder if that’s enough for Sabathia the way he’s going. But now it’s starting to rain.
Update, 2:09: Maybe we spoke too soon. There’s a leadoff double for Franklin Gutierrez past the third-base bag in the fifth.
Update, 2:12: Great throw by Nick Swisher to cut down Gutierrez at the plate. Nice play by Posada as well. We’re one out from an official game.
Update, 2:19: It’s official.
Update, 2:23: Bases loaded, one out for Robby Cano.
Update, 2:25: Cano cleans up. Grand slam. That’s 25 homers, 84 RBI. It’s 5-0. That was his fourth career slam and second of the season. That’s 10 slams for the team, and that matches the club record set in 1987. It’s raining hard again.
Update, 2:38: Rain delay. Wondering how long the plate ump, Sam Holbrook, was going to let this go on. Do we think the Mariners are going to come back from 5-0 down even if they resume? They play the fastest games in the majors on average because they don’t hit.
Update, 3:11: The grounds crew is starting to take the tarp off.
Update, 3:14: They’re saying we will start again around 3:30. That would make it a delay of more than 50 minutes. The Yankees still have to hit in the sixth, so you would think CC is done. But we’ll see. Luke French is done for Seattle. Lefty Chris Seddon is warming in the bullpen.
Update, 3:34: We’re playing. The delay was 57 minutes. CC appears finished. Kerry Wood is warming.
Update, 3:38: That was an interesting double for Eduardo Nunez. His grounder into right died in the wet grass and he hustled to second. It set up a sac fly by Derek Jeter, so it’s 6-0.
Update, 3:45: Cano is up with the bases loaded. Grand slams in consecutive innings?
Update, 3:50: Cano will take a two-run single. That’s a career-high six RBI. It’s 8-0, and Seddon is coming out. Brian Sweeney, the Yonkers native, is in to pitch.
Update, 3:55: Sabathia allowed three hits and no walks while hitting one and fanning eight over six. It’s Wood’s baseball now.
Update, 4:06: That’s No. 15 for Posada, and it’s 9-0.
Update, 4:17: Wood was extended enough for one day, going 1 2/3. First and second, two outs in the eighth. Joba is on. Sergio Mitre is warming. The forecast was for scattered showers this afternoon. It was accurate. It’s raining yet again.
Update, 4:21: Nice glove work by Swisher at first, looking like Teixeira. Bottom of the eighth, 9-0. Brandon League is on to pitch.
Update, 4:24: The Yankees are going to be a season-high 30 over .500, at 77-47. CC is going to be 17-5, the AL’s first 17-game winner. That ties him for the major-league lead. He will be 15-0 in his last 20 starts at Yankee Stadium.
Update, 4:31: It’s hard to believe now that this was supposed to be the year that the Mariners were going to unseat the Angels and win the West. Marcus Thames’ single makes it 10-0. Seattle is going to drop to 26 under, at 49-75.
Update, 4:45: Yankees win, 10-0. A combined six-hitter. They win their second straight series after going 0-2-3 in the previous five series.