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Game 106: Yankees vs. Seattle

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Aug 04, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees lineup

1. Curtis Granderson CF

2. Derek Jeter SS

3. Robinson Cano 2B

4. Mark Teixeira 1B

5. Raul Ibanez DH

6. Nick Swisher RF

7. Eric Chavez 3B

8. Ichiro Suzuki LF

9. Russell Martin C

Hiroki Kuroda RHP

Mariners lineup

1. Dustin Ackley 2B

2. Michael Saunders CF

3. Jesus Montero DH

4. John Jaso C

5. Kyle Seager 3B

6. Casper Wells LF

7. Mike Carp 1B

8. Eric Thames RF

9. Brendan Ryan SS

Felix Hernandez RHP

 

TV/Radio: YES/WCBS 880

Umpires: Larry Vanover HP, Angel Campos 1B, Jerry Layne 2B, Vic Carapazza 3B

Weather: 91 degrees, humid, partly cloudy

 

Double trouble: Cano delivered his 30th double Friday night, making him one of just six to post at least 30 doubles in each of their first eight seasons. The others on the list are Ted Williams, Albert Pujols, Paul Waner, Al Simmons and Earl Averill.

Cano vs. King Felix: Cano has the second-highest career average against Hernandez among players with at least 30 at-bats, hitting .378 — 14 for 37.

Tex v. King Felix: Teixeira has hit more homers off Hernandez than any other batter, launching five.

Update, 1:11: That was easy, 10-pitch 1-2-3 first for Kuroda.

Update, 1:17: Another double for Cano.

Update, 1:18: Teixeira strands him at second.

Update, 1:28: Mariners break through first. John Jaso leadoff double and Mike Carp two-out single, 1-0.

Update, 1:42: Kuroda gets through the third just fine. The run he gave up in the second was the first he had allowed in day game this season. He had gone 31 consecutive innings. This is his fifth daytime start.

Update, 1:46: Ichiro singles, gives him an 11-game hitting streak since joining the Yankees. Had just one hit in each of the previous 10. Martin quickly erases him with a double-play ball.

Update, 1:54: Kuroda gives up a leadoff single, but a double play and comebacker ends it quickly, 1-0 through 3 1/3.

Update, 2:00: Hernandez looks tough, no runs, two hits allowed through four. The Yankees did get him for four runs and 11 hits in 6 2/3 when they beat him 6-2 here May 11. But Hernandez beat them just last week 4-2, allowing the two runs and four hits in 7 1/3.

Update, 2:15: Kuroda strands runners at first and second with two outs in the fifth.

Update, 2:24: 1-2-3 fifth for Hernandez.

Update, 2:36: Nice job by Kuroda getting out of a first-and-third, one-out spot, holding it at 1-0 in the sixth.

Update, 2:44: Hernandez finally walked his first batter, but it was with two outs. Jeter bounced into a force to end the inning.

Update, 2:51: Kuroda is done with runners on first and second and one out in the seventh. Boone Logan is in. So far, one run allowed by Kuroda, plus seven hits. He hit Brendan Ryan with his final pitch, looked like in the lower left arm, and Ryan is leaving the game.

Update, 2:59: Logan neatly gets out of trouble with a fly ball and a K.

Update, 3:07: Hernandez no runs, two hits, two walks allowed through seven. He has thrown just 77 pitches. David Robertson coming in for the eighth.

Update, 3:13: Robertson throws 10 pitches in a 1-2-3, 2-K eighth.

Update, 3:19: Hernandez still dominating, 1-2-3 eighth, fans Martin to end the inning. Hernandez has thrown 88 pitches.

Update, 3:25: Robertson gets Casper Wells looking at a nasty curve to start the ninth. Now Clay Rapada gets the ball.

Update, 3:33: Hernandez will try to finish off the shutout.

Update, 3:40: Mariners win 1-0, two-hitter for King Felix. Very impressive.

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