Yankees Over Mariners 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) - Mark Teixeira homered with two outs in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday for a series win.
On a steamy day with a gametime temperature of 92 degrees - a thermometer in the photographers' well down the first base line read over 100 - both Cy Young Award winning starters, CC Sabathia and Felix Hernandez, were done after six impressive innings with the score tied 1-all.
Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young winner, had one of his best starts of the year, allowing six hits and striking out seven. Hernandez, selected in 2010, yielded five hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Teixeira, who had three hits, connected on a 1-2 pitch from former closer Fernando Rodney (2-4).
Dellin Betances (6-2) walked two in the eighth but got Mark Trumbo to pop out to end the threat. Andrew Miller finished for his 20th save in 20 chances.
Hunter Pence's double in the third put the Giants ahead.
Corbin (1-2) was charged with both runs and took the loss on his 26th birthday.
July 19, 2015
Cano Homers Twice For Mariners In 4-3 Win Over Yankees
NEW YORK (AP) - Robinson Cano snapped a season-long slump with a pair of two-run homers against his former team, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched neatly into the sixth and the Seattle Mariners held on to beat the New York Yankees 4-3 Saturday.
Batting .249 with just six homers and 30 RBIs coming in, Cano has taken the brunt of the blame for the Mariners' subpar first half. But he came out swinging against the team he spurned for a huge contract with Seattle before the 2014 season.
The second baseman responded to hearty first-inning boos with a blast off Michael Pineda (9-6) over the center field wall with Kyle Seager aboard, helping the Mariners end a seven-game skid against New York.
Brian McCann hit a tying two-out, two-run shot off Iwakuma (2-1) in the fourth.
Carson Smith gave up an RBI grounder to Garrett Jones in the ninth before getting Didi Gregorius to ground out to Cano with the tying run on second base for his seventh save.
July 18, 2015