Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez DH
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Chris Stewart C
RHP Freddy Garcia (4-3, 5.37)
Garcia vs. Mariners
Dustin Ackley 2B
Michael Saunders CF
Jesus Montero DH
John Jaso C
Kyle Seager 3B
Casper Wells LF
Mike Carp 1B
Carlos Peguero RF
Brendan Ryan SS
RHP Felix Hernandez (8-5, 2.82)
Hernandez vs. Yankees
TIME/TV: 10:10 p.m., YES Network
WEATHER: No hint of rain today. It’s been beautiful in Seattle all day.
UMPIRES: HP Manny Gonzalez, 1B Greg Gibson, 2B Gerry Davis, 3B Phil Cuzzi
JOIN THE CLUB: With the addition of Ichiro Suzuki, who has 2,534 career hits, the Yankees now have three players with at least 2,500 career hits apiece (also Derek Jeter with 3,212 and Alex Rodriguez with 2,871). According to the Elias Sports Bureau, they are the third set of teammates to each have at least 2,500 hits, joining the 1927 Philadelphia Athletics (Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins and Zack Wheat) and the 1928 Philadelphia Athletics (Cobb, Collins and Tris Speaker — but those three never started in the same game).
JOIN THE OTHER CLUB: With Hiroki Kuroda’s win last night, the Yankees now have three pitchers with at least 10 wins this season (also Ivan Nova and CC Sabathia). That’s the most 10-game winners of any team in the Majors this season.
ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Yankees are 28-21 (.571) on the road this season, the best record in the American League and the third-highest winning percentage in the Majors behind Atlanta and Washington (both 28-20, .583).
UPDATE, 10:11 p.m.: Grandish. Sorta. Solo homer for a 1-0 lead.
UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: The Yankees center fielder did it. Only seems fair that the Mariners center fielder should do it too. Saunders goes deep to tie the game at 1.
UPDATE, 11:14 p.m.: So the Mariners get two runs on three singles in the third inning, but the Yankees can’t answer in the fourth. Ibanez struck out and Chavez flied out, leaving the bases loaded and squandering a chance to at least pull within a run.
UPDATE, 11:24 p.m.: Ichiro with a double past the first-base bag.
UPDATE, 12:15 a.m.: Rodriguez was in incredible pain after a HBP in the left hand. Looked bad, but we don’t know anything yet about his condition.
UPDATE, 12:20 a.m.: Yankees get one run in the eighth, but still trail 3-2.
UPDATE, 12:47 a.m.: That’s an incredibly cheap hit to bring in a run, but the Yankees setup the damage when they walked three guys in the inning. It’s now 4-2 Mariners.