Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jesus Montero DH
Andruw Jones LF
Russell Martin C
Eduardo Nunez 3B
Brett Gardner CF
RHP A.J. Burnett (9-11, 5.27)
Burnett vs. Mariners
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Kyle Seager 3B
Dustin Ackley 2B
Mike Carp LF
Justin Smoak 1B
Miguel Olivo C
Adam Kennedy DH
Casper Wells CF
Brendan Ryan SS
LHP Charlie Furbush (3-8 4.84)
Furbush vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 10:10 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: Another day in Seattle. Lots of clouds, but still oddly nice outside.
UMPIRES: HP Tim Timmons, 1B Mike Muchlinski, 2B Jeff Kellogg, 3B Mark Carlson
STREAKING CAPTAIN: Derek Jeter has an 11-game hitting streak, his longest of the season. It’s the 43rd hitting streak of at least 10 games in his career, which is a franchise record. According to Elias, since the Yankees were established in 1903, only four Major Leaguers have more double-digit hitting streaks: Ty Cobb (66), Hank Aaron (48), Tris Speaker (47) and Al Simmons (44).
BETTER THAN THE KING: Mark Teixeira went deep off Felix Hernandez last night. It was Teixeira’s fifth career homer off the Seattle ace, and according to Elias that’s the most home runs any player has hit off Hernandez. Only one pitcher has surrendered more homers to Teixeira, and that’s Bruce Chen.
LIKE LAST YEAR: Robinson Cano has 109 RBI, matching his career-high which was established last year.
MAGIC NUMBER: The Yankees magic number to clinch a playoff spot is 10.
UPDATE, 10:26 p.m.: Burnett leaves runners are the corners and the game is still scoreless at the end of one inning.
UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: Cano goes deep and it’s a 1-0 lead. Cano has now set a new career high for RBI.
UPDATE, 10:41 p.m.: The Yankees have handed Burnett a 2-0 lead — wild pitch scored Montero — heading into the bottom of the second. But the Mariners have opened this half inning with a sharp double by Olivo.
UPDATE, 10:47 p.m.: Two-out RBI single by Ryan pulls the Mariners within 2-1. Burnett struck out two in a row before Ryan got a ground ball through to right field.
UPDATE, 11:04 p.m.: The Yankees just went to check on Burnett on the mound — training staff included — and they have Noesi getting warm. Burnett promptly plunked Smoak to load the bases.
UPDATE, 11:18 p.m.: Montero gives and he takes away. Doubled to the wall, then was caught too far off second base for a 6-4 fielders choice.
UPDATE, 11:41 p.m.: Since the sac fly that tied the game at 2 in the third inning, Burnett has been absolutely dominant. He’s struck out five of the past seven Mariners, with the only exceptions being ground ball outs.
UPDATE, 11:50 p.m.: Swisher’s leadoff double leads to a run in the sixth, and the Yankees are up 3-2.
UPDATE, 12:06 a.m.: Burnett is up to 11 strikeouts through six innings.
UPDATE, 12:07 a.m.: Granderson pinch hits for Jones and singles, but Martin grounds into a double play — nice play by Ackley to start it — and the runner is wiped out in the seventh.
UPDATE, 12:10 a.m.: Here’s Soriano to pitch the seventh. As you might expect, Granderson has taken over in center and Gardner has shifted to left.
UPDATE, 12:26 a.m.: Golson in for Swisher in right field.
UPDATE, 12:39 a.m.: Robertson intentionally walks the bases loaded, obviously just so he can get comfortable.
UPDATE, 12:41 p.m.: Robinson never once had a chance. Not even for a second. Robertson gets the strikeout — of course he does — and gets out of the inning.