Jun 9, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Ichiro Suzuki (31) slides into home plate to score a run against the Seattle Mariners off a RBI single hit by New York Yankees catcher Chris Stewart (19) (not pictured) during the 9th inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

Yanks Go Yard Recap: Stewart's Single Gives New York Yankees The Win In The Ninth

When you’re team isn’t having a good day offensively, sometimes it takes a guy who you don’t expect to make a contribution with the stick, to get the job done. Chris Stewart has overall done a good job for the New York Yankees since Francisco Cervelli went down. Stewart’s clutch single in the top of the ninth won the game for New York Yankees this afternoon, as the beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1.

The pitching matchup of David Phelps against Felix Hernandez looked like a mismatch on paper, however, Phelps held his own against the Mariners’ ace. The Yankees struck first in the top of the second. Jayson Nix singled and stole second. After a strikeout, Stewart reached on a bunt single. Brett Gardner, who had a fantastic series, singled in Nix.

The Mariners tied in the bottom half of the inning. After a groundout, Kelly Shoppach doubled. He went to third on Michael Saunders‘ groundout. After a walk, Brendan Ryan reached on an infield hit which scored a run.

The Yankees won it in the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki led off the inning with a walk off Oliver Perez. Nix bunted him to second. After a flyout, Stewart delivered the game winning hit.

YGY Player Of The Game: Gardner

After an off day tomorrow, the Yankees will be in Oakland to begin a three game set with the scorching hot Oakland Athletics. CC Sabathia will face ex-Yankee Bartolo Colon at 10:05.

Notes: Kevin Youkilis didn’t play because of a stiff back. Michael Pineda made his first rehab start. He went 4.1 innings, giving up 2 hits and striking out four for Class-A Tampa.

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