The Yankees injury woes continued on this night. The Yankees lost the game 3-2, but the injury bug that has plagued them all season continues to afflict them. Andy Pettitte left the game with left trapezious injury, and Chris Stewart left the game after sliding awkwardly into third base in the seventh inning.
The Mariners struck first in the second inning. Kendrys Morales led off with a walk. Mike Morse followed with a single. Pettitte came back to get two outs, but Dustin Ackley doubled to right to bring home a run. The Yankees answered in the bottom of the inning with a two out rally. Curtis Granderson reached on a infield hit and went to second when Hector Noesi threw the ball away. David Adams followed with a double for his first major league RBI.
The Mariners took the lead in the fourth. Morales singled and went to second on a wild pitch. Morse walked. After two outs and walk, Brendan Ryan reached on an infield hit. In the sixth, Morse hit his 10th homer of the year off Shawn Kelley.
The Yankees cut it to 3-2 in the seventh. Ichiro Suzuki broke an 0 for 22 slump with a single and Chris Stewart walked. Three batters later, Robinson Cano singled home Ichiro. The Yankees had a chance to tie it in the ninth when Brett Gardner singled and stole two bases, but Jayson Nix struck out and Cano grounded out to end the inning.
YGY Player Of The Game: Adams
Notes: Brett Marshall was sent down and Dellin Betances was recalled as the long man in the bullpen. Travis Hafner took BP and felt good, so he may be available this weekend. Michael Pineda will throw 50 pitches tomorrow.