1. Brett Gardner CF
2. Robinson Cano 2B
3. Vernon Wells DH
4. Curtis Granderson LF
5. Lyle Overbay 1B
6. Jayson Nix SS
7. Ichiro Suzuki RF
8. Chris Nelson 3B
9. Austin Romine C
CC Sabathia LHP
1. Michael Saunders CF
2. Jason Bay LF
3. Kyle Seager 3B
4. Kendrys Morales 1B
5. Michael Morse RF
6. Kelly Shoppach C
7. Raul Ibanez DH
8. Robert Andino 2B
9. Brendan Ryan SS
Felix Hernandez RHP
Umpires: Jerry Layne HP, Alan Porter 1B, Greg Gibson 2B, Hunter Wendelstedt 3B
TV/radio: YES/WCBS 880
Weather: clear, cool
Hail King Felix: Hernandez is 4-0 with a 0.71 ERA over his last five starts, fanning 40 and walking three. He’s 4-1 with a 1.13 ERA in five starts at the new Stadium. He owns a 2.06 ERA in seven starts overall in the Bronx. He’s 96-24 with a 2.89 ERA in 157 career starts when Seattle scores at least two runs for him. The Mariners have scored one run or less in 89 of his 246 starts.
Update, 7:14: 1-2-3 first with two Ks for Sabathia. Wonder how many hits there will be for both sides tonight with these starters.
Update, 7:23: Nice welcome-back ovation for Granderson, then he grounds weakly into a 6-6-3 double play.
Update, 7:30: Overbay flips to Sabathia when he should’ve kept it himself. Ibanez is safe, first and third, two outs.
Update, 7:31: Sabathia gets Andino looking to escape.
Update, 7:37: 1-2-3 second for Hernandez, two Ks, including Ichiro looking at a 93 mph fastball.
Update, 7:47: Seager makes it 1-0 with a double, unearned run thanks to Overbay getting his hand in the way of his glove for an error on a grounder. Heading to the bottom of the third.
Update, 7:58: Hernandez pitches out of a bad spot, runner on third with one out, fans Gardner and Cano. He is tough.
Update, 8:11: Sabathia gets out of bases-loaded, two-out jam in the fourth. Saunders swings and misses on a 90 mph fastball.
Update, 8:22: Hernandez takes a knee to the right calf from Overbay when both Hernandez and Morales cover first. Hernandez is OK and Overbay is given first even though he was thrown out by a lot. Hernandez given an error on the obstruction. So first and second, one out in the fourth.
Update, 8:31: Again, Hernandez gets tough with men on base. Fans Nix looking, gets Ichiro swinging.
Update, 8:39: Two-out double in the Seattle fifth, but Sabathia keeps it at 1-0.
Update, 8:45: Romine double-play ball erases Nelson after a lead-off single. 1-0 Seattle after five.
Update, 8:50: That looked familiar. Ibanez two-run HR to right, 3-0 Seattle.
Update, 9:01: 10 Ks now for Sabathia in his six innings.
Update, 9:09: Hernandez looked like he was hurting after fielding a Granderson dribbler back to him, but he stays in. Overbay follows with an RBI double to the right-field corner.
Update, 9:16: Ichiro leaves two on, flies to deep center, 3-1 after six.
Update, 9:23: Sabathia is done with runners on the corner and one out in the seventh. He gave up 10 hits and struck out 10. Shawn Kelley comes on.
Update, 9:33: Hernandez is done, one run, five hits allowed. Righty Yoervis Medina takes the ball for the seventh.
Update, 9:39: One out and Nelson on second after a single and a wild pitch. Charlie Furbush comes on.
Update, 9:48: Cano ties it with a two-run double, 3-3.
Update, 9:57: Overbay sac fly for the lead.
Update, 10:01: David Robertson on for the eighth. Yankees came in 3-13 when trailing after six.
Update, 10:15: First and second, no outs, and Robertson gets out of it.
Update, 10:21: Rivera for the ninth.
Update, 10:29: Rivera 16 for 16 on saves. Yankees win, 4-3.