A-Rod Placed On DL In Yanks 4-2 Loss
The Yankees (58-39) played the second game of a three game series against the Mariners (43-56) late Tuesday night and had the daunting task of facing ace Felix Hernandez. The Yankees had little success against Hernandez in the 4-2 loss. Hernandez went 7 1/3 gave up two runs on four hits and struck out four.
The Yankees did jump out to an early lead in the top of the first off of King Felix. Curtis Granderson lifted his 27th home run of the season over the right center field wall putting the Yankees on top 1-0.
The Mariners would answer right back tying the game in the bottom of the first when centerfielder Michael Saunders homered; it was Saunders 10th of the year.
In the third inning the Mariners would add two more runs. After singles by Brendan Ryan and Michael Saunders, former Yankee Jesus Montero would drive in Ryan with an RBI single of his own and John Jaso followed driving in Saunders with an RBI sac-fly to center field putting the Mariners up 3-1.
Yankees starter Freddy Garcia had a solid outing against his former team. Garcia went 7 1/3 gave up three runs on five hits and struck out eight.
In the eighth inning a Mark Teixeira sac-fly scoring Derek Jeter would be the only other Yankees run.
Felix Hernandez hit three Yankee batters in his outing; Ichiro Suzuki in the seventh, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez in the eighth inning. Rodriguez left the game after being hit and was placed on the 15-day DL following the game with a fractured bone in his left hand.
The Yankees will play the Mariners the final game of the three game series on Wednesday afternoon. Ivan Nova (10-4 4.10) starts for the Yankees while Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2 4.86) gets the start for the Mariners. Pregame coverage begins at 3:00, first pitch at 3:40 right here on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.