The Yankees needed a win against the red-hot Seattle Mariners, and they were successful in their quest as they won 3-2 at Safeco Field in Seattle, Washington.
The Yankees scored two runs in the first inning on a Carlos Beltran double and a Brian McCann single. They were held in check by Hisashi Iwakuma until the eight inning when Jacoby Ellsbury hit a go-ahead RBI to plate Derek Jeter. With that hit, Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 14 games.
Vidal Nuno was aiming to improve on his last start where he only went 4 2/3 innings and he did just that, going 5.2 innings while giving up one run on four hits and striking out two. Dellin Betances came in and pitched 1.1 innings, giving up a run but he was able to come away with the victory. Adam Warren pitched a scoreless eighth inning and David Robertson notched three strikeouts (while sandwiching a walk) to notch his 15th save of the 2014 season.
– It’s Tanaka Day! Masahiro Tanaka will take the mound for the Yankees aiming to secure his 10th win of the season and to give the Yankees the series win. Chris Young will take the mound for the Seattle Mariners. First pitch is at 10:10 p.m. and the game will air on the YES Network.