MLB

more stats

American League Preview from The Sports Network



Wednesday, June 11 (All times Eastern)

New York Yankees (32-31) at Seattle Mariners (34-30), 10:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Masahiro Tanaka (9-1, 2.02) Seattle - Chris Young (5-3, 3.42)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Masahiro Tanaka will try to grab a share of the American League lead in victories on Wednesday night when the phenom takes the mound for the second contest of a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners.

Tanaka has won three straight starts, improving to 9-1 on the year with a 2-1 victory over Oakland on Thursday. The righty gave up one run on five hits and a walk over six innings.

Tanaka's earned run average sits at an AL-leading 2.02 and he trails only Toronto's Mark Buehrle and his 10 victories for the most in baseball. Tanaka has allowed two earned runs in his past three starts and no more than three earned in any of his 12 outings on the year.

"He's the most experienced," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. "What he's done in Japan and what he's been able to do here, he's stepped up for us and kind of assumed that (ace) role."

The 25-year-old will face the Mariners for the first time and will be opposed by right-hander Chris Young, who has never lost to the Yankees in his career.

Young is 2-0 with a 4.43 ERA in four previous meetings with New York and brings a perfect record at home this year into tonight's encounter. He is 3-0 at Safeco Field in 2014 with a 1.89 ERA in five outings.

The 35-year-old Young had a two-start win streak halted with a 4-0 loss to the hosting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday, charged with three runs on seven hits and five walks over five innings.

Young fell to 5-3 on the year with a 3.42 ERA.

New York won Monday's opener 3-2 as Jacoby Ellsbury singled home the go-ahead run in the eighth inning.

Derek Jeter's ground-rule double chased Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma with one away in the frame and Ellsbury put a Charlie Furbush offering into right to give the Yankees the lead.

The victory snapped New York's two-game slide and it had dropped six of eight coming in.

"I thought our defense was excellent," said Girardi. "Hopefully (Ellsbury's) hit gets us on a roll here."

Iwakuma allowed three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings in the setback, which snapped Seattle's three-game winning streak overall and gave the club only its second loss in 10 games.

"He pitched extremely well," said Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon of Iwakuma. "Once he found his groove, he was strong and he threw the ball extremely well."

Robinson Cano had two hits and a run scored against his former club, while Cole Gillespie and Dustin Ackley each knocked in a run for the M's.

New York won three of four in Seattle a season ago.

06/11 10:32:17 ET

  • CFB: Maryland at Syracuse

    Today at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Detroit at Kansas City

    Today at 12:30 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Today at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Today at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Logan Zone with Steve Logan

    Today at 10:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs. Presbyterian

    Tonight at 6:00 on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
12:30pm Today
DUKE
TULA
3:30pm Today
ECU
UNC
6:00pm Tonight
TOWSN
NCCU
 
6:00pm Tonight
NCSU
PRES
 
Final
CHC 5
LOS 14
Final
BAL 3
BOS 5
Final
PIT 4
MIL 2
Final
NYY 5
TOR 3
Final
TAM 3
CWS 4
Final
MIA 2
WAS 3
Final
ATL 0
NYM 5
Final
COL 15
ARI 3
Final
MIN 5
CLE 4
Final
KAN 1
DET 10
Final
HOU 5
SEA 10
Final
STL 2
CIN 1
Final
OAK 3
PHI 1
Final
ANA 3
TEX 12
Final
SDP 5
SFG 0
1:05pm Today
KAN
DET
 
1:05pm Today
CHC
LOS
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
PHI
 
4:05pm Today
NYY
TOR
 
4:10pm Today
COL
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
HOU
SEA
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
7:15pm Tonight
STL
CIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
9:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
 
Final
SFLA 17
UCONN 14
12:00pm Today
WISC
BGU
12:00pm Today
MSU
EMICH
12:00pm Today
VT
GT
12:00pm Today
PITT
IOWA
12:00pm Today
RICE
ODU
12:00pm Today
UGA
TROY
12:30pm Today
SYR
MD
12:30pm Today
DUKE
TULA
2:00pm Today
COL
HAW
2:00pm Today
AKR
MARS
3:30pm Today
WAKE
ARMY
3:30pm Today
KU
CMICH
3:30pm Today
ALA
UF
3:30pm Today
FIU
LOU
3:30pm Today
ECU
UNC
3:30pm Today
NAVY
RUTG
3:30pm Today
SMU
TEXAM
3:30pm Today
MICH
UTAH
3:30pm Today
BYU
UVA
4:00pm Today
WYO
FATL
4:00pm Today
MIZZ
IND
4:00pm Today
PSU
UMASS
4:00pm Today
MINN
SJST
4:00pm Today
ILL
TXST
6:00pm Tonight
WASH
GASTATE
7:00pm Tonight
SMISS
APPST
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
BST
7:00pm Tonight
OHIO
IDAHO
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
UMO
7:00pm Tonight
MEM
MTST
7:00pm Tonight
LSU
MSST
7:00pm Tonight
ARK
NILL
7:00pm Tonight
ARKST
UTST
7:30pm Tonight
SALABAMA
GASO
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
OKLA
7:30pm Tonight
VANDY
SCAR
8:00pm Tonight
FSU
CLEM
8:00pm Tonight
NEB
MIAMI
8:00pm Tonight
NMST
NMU
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
UNLV
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
CAL
10:30pm Tonight
BSU
LALAF
10:30pm Tonight
WASU
OREG
10:30pm Tonight
ORST
SDST
6:00pm Tonight
TOWSN
NCCU
 
6:00pm Tonight
NCSU
PRES