Derek Jeter DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Francisco Cervelli C
LHP CC Sabathia (5-3, 3.17)
Sabathia vs. Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chone Figgins 3B
Justin Smoak 1B
Franklin Gutierrez CF
Mike Wilson DH
Brendan Ryan SS
Jack Wilson 2B
Michael Saunders LF
Chris Gimenez C
LHP Jason Vargas (3-2, 3.86)
Vargas vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 4:10 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Cloudy, cool and rainy. Good to experience the stereotypical Seattle.
UMPIRES: HP Gerry Davis, 1B Greg Gibson, 2B Todd Tichenor, 3B Sam Holbrook
JUST IN TIME: With the Yankees coming to Oakland tomorrow, the Athletics have activated closer Andrew Bailey from the disabled list.
GOOD IN THE END: The Yankees are 11-6 in series finales this season. They’ve won their past three… The Yankees are also 11-3 in day games this season, tied with the Phillies for the best sunshine record in the Majors.
WAS THAT A GOOD YEAR? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Mark Teixeira and Curtis Granderson are the first pair of Yankees teammates to have at least 15 home runs through the first 50 games of the season since Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris in 1961.
ON THIS DATE: On May 29, 1995, Derek Jeter made his Major League debut here in Seattle. He didn’t get his first hit until the next night.
UPDATE, 4:30 p.m.: Swisher keeps hitting right-handed. He just went deep for a 1-0 Yankees lead in the second. Meanwhile, Andruw Jones followed and nearly swung out of his shoes on a foul ball.
UPDATE, 4:59 p.m.: Good block at the plate. Jeter out at home, up to Cano with two out and two on in the third.
UPDATE, 5:00 p.m.: And Cano gets it done. RBI single pushes the lead to 2-0.
UPDATE, 5:07 p.m.: Yankees got away with one there, but a nice slide by Nick Swisher and a big double by Andruw Jones have broken the game open. Now Nunez has followed with an RBI triple (finishing with a less-than-graceful slide) and it’s now 6-0 in the third.
UPDATE, 5:28 p.m.: Girardi must be on a hit-and-run kick this weekend. By the way, RBI single by Teixeira has extended the lead to 7-0.
UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: Hard to explain Sabathia walking the No. 9 hitter to load the bases, but he handled a comebacker by Ichiro to get out of the fifth inning with a 1-2-3 double play.
UPDATE, 5:59 p.m.: Derek Jeter single up the middle. Twenty away from 3,000.