Hiroki Kuroda had a sub par night, but it was much better than his last outing. He struggled for the first four innings but found his groove in the fifth and sixth innings. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough as the Yankees dropped the second game against the Seattle Mariners by a score of 4-2 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.
Kuroda improved from his last outing where he gave up eight runs to the Los Angeles Angels, only giving up four runs on seven hits while striking out seven. The Yankees bullpen was able to shut down the Mariners for the rest of the game, but the damage had been done on Kuroda’s end.
Jacoby Ellsbury led off the bottom of the Yankees first with a home run to right field, tying the game at one for the time being. The Yankees scored their second and final run on an RBI single by Brian McCann in the sixth, plating Alfonso Soriano.
— Vidal Nuno will take the mound for the Yankees and prevent David Price from shutting down the Yankees and sending them to their third straight loss. First pitch will be at 7:05 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.