Mariano Rivera Gets 600th Save In 3-2 Win Over Seattle
Pitching got it done on Tuesday as the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 in a game that was capped off by Mariano Rivera's 600th career save.
The Yankees got on the scoreboard first with a solo home run from Robinson Cano in the top of the 2nd. Jesus Montero then singled, Andruw Jones doubled and Montero scored on a wild pitch from Seattle's Charlie Furbush to make it 2-0.
AJ Burnett was shaky for the Yankees in the first three innings as he got in trouble in the 2nd and 3rd which resulted in runs in each inning. He eventually snapped out of it going 6 innings while striking out a season high 11.
The Yankees took the lead in the top of the 6th. Nick Swisher doubled, Mark Teixeira singled and Robinson Cano hit into a fielder's choice that scored Swisher.
After AJ Burnett struck out 2 in the bottom of the 6th the Bullpen took over. Rafael Sariano had a 1-2-3 7th inning while David Robertson got into trouble in the 8th but didn't allow a run.
It all came down to the bottom of the ninth as Mariano Rivera looked for the save. Willy Mo Pena stuck out swinging. Ichiro Suzuki then singled to left. Kyle Seager also stuck out swinging which gave the Yankees 17 strikeouts for the night. The Final out came as Ichiro was thrown out trying to steal second but Russel Martin gunned him down giving Rivera his 6ooth save in his Hall Of Fame career. He has now moved within one of Trevor Hoffman's major league record.
Yankees look to go for the sweep Wednesday night as Ivan Nova takes the mound for the Yankees against Jason Vargas for the Mariners. All the action can be heard on 104.5 The Team ESPN Radio.