American League Game Summary - Seattle at New York|
(Thursday, May 16th)
Final Score: Seattle 3, New York 2
Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Michael Morse clubbed a solo homer to help lift
the Seattle Mariners to a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees in the rubber
match of a three-game set.
Dustin Ackley and Brendan Ryan knocked in the other runs for the Mariners,
who, after dropping the opener, won the final two games to claim their first
series against the Yankees in New York since June 29-July 1, 2010.
"Out of the gates we were kind of stumbling, but now we're going through a
cycle of good fortune," said Ryan. "We've got a bunch of guys putting in hard
work and it's been fun."
Former Yankee Hector Noesi made a spot start for Seattle, replacing Aaron
Harang after he was scratched with lower back stiffness. Noesi allowed an
unearned run on three hits in 4 1/3 innings.
Curtis Granderson finished 3-for-4 and scored a run for New York, which saw
Andy Pettitte (4-3) depart after 4 2/3 innings due to a tight left trapezius
muscle. The veteran left-hander, making his 499th career start, gave up two
runs on four hits, walked three and struck out five.
"It's been a battle my last four starts," said Pettitte. "My command just
isn't what I want it to be."
Pettitte was relieved by Shawn Kelley, who surrendered Morse's 10th home run
of the season in the sixth. The leadoff blast to center field put Seattle up
The Yankees got a run back in the seventh after their first two batters
reached against Yoervis Medina. Ichiro Suzuki snapped an 0-for-22 drought at
the plate with a leadoff single and Chris Stewart worked a walk.
Later in the inning, New York had runners on second and third with two outs
when Robinson Cano reached on an infield single off Lucas Luetge. Cano hit a
chopper to short, but Ryan's throw pulled Kendrys Morales off the bag at
Carter Capps shut down the threat by retiring Vernon Wells on an infield pop
After stranding a runner on second in the eighth, New York looked to mount a
rally against Seattle closer Tom Wilhelmsen. Brett Gardner hit a one-out
single in the ninth and swiped two bases before Jayson Nix went down swinging.
Wilhelmsen escaped the jam and notched his 11th save of the year by retiring
Cano on a grounder to short.
Ackley and New York's David Adams traded two-out RBI doubles in the second
The Mariners produced only one run after loading the bases in the fourth, with
Morse scoring on a Ryan infield single.
New York put men on the corners in the fifth, but Oliver Perez (1-0) fanned
Gardner and got Nix on an pop up to second.
Seattle is 5-0-1 in its last six series ... The Yankees were 2-for-13 with
runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base ... Seattle manager Eric
Wedge was ejected prior to the bottom of the second inning by first base
umpire Hunter Wendelstedt ... Stewart left after the seventh with a groin
injury ... Kelley struck out five batters in two innings of work ... Adams,
who made his major league debut in Wednesday's loss, drove home his first run.
05/17 01:41:36 ET