Sabathia Melts Down As Yankees Lose In Cano’s Return
Apr 29, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) and Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) talk as Cano waits on second after a stolen base at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
The fans may have chanted “You sold out!” to Robinson Cano, but Cano and the Mariners would have the last laugh on this night. CC Sabathia couldn’t get himself out of the fifth inning as the Yankees lost to the Mariners on a cold and rainy Tuesday night with a score of 6-3.
The Yanks actually had a lead in this one. In the second, Mark Teixeira hist his third homer of the season, and second in as many games. The Yanks would get their last run in the next inning. Brian Roberts led off with a walk and Brett Gardner followed with a single. A flyout would move Roberts to third. Gardner would then steal second and Mike Zunino‘s throw would get past Willie Bloomquist and into centerfield to make it 2-0.
The Mariners would take over in the fifth. The Mariners would successfully challenge Zunino’s infield single. Bloomquist and Abraham Almonte would reach on singles to load the bases. After a strikeout, Cano would drive in a run with a groundout and move the other runners over. Corey Hart‘s double would give the Mariners the lead and Justin Smoak‘s single would make it 4-2.
The M’s would stretch the lead in the seventh. Cano singled and stole second. Three batters later, pinch-hitter Dustin Ackley would drive in Cano with a single. In came Preston Claiborne, who would give up two more singles to Smoak and Zunino to make it 6-2.
The Yankees would mount a rally in the ninth of Mariner closer Fernando Rodney. Ichiro Suzuki singled and Roberts doubled. Brett Gardner’s infield single made it 6-3. Derek Jeter and Carlos Beltran would strike out though to end the game
Weather permitting tomorrow night (NY is supposed to get to get almost three inches of rain) David Phelps will take on Roenis Elias.