Monday, May 30, 2011

Yanks Finally Show Up in Seattle, Take Finale 7-1

It was an overall solid win for the Yankees in Seattle on Sunday, winning by the score of 7-1. The win improves the Yankees record to 28-23 on the year.

CC Sabathia was sharp over eight innings allowing just one run on five hits and three walks while striking out five. Seattle's only run came on a sixth inning solo homer by Justin Smoak. The start earned CC his 6th win of the season and dropped his ERA under 3.00 to 2.98. 

As for the offense, they got to M's starter Jason Vargas early and often, scoring all seven of their runs before the fifth. Nick Swisher got the Yankees started with a solo homer in the 2nd, just his 3rd long ball of the year. The Yanks then put the game away with a 5-spot in the 3rd. Andruw Jones got the big hit in the inning with a bases clearing 3-run double. Eduardo Nunez, Mark Teixeira, and Robinson Cano also drove in runs on the day. Curtis Granderson did not drive in a run, but it was another big day for his as he picked up three hits, including two doubles and two runs scored, in five at-bats.

Derek Jeter is now one hit closer to 3000 after his 1-for-3 day, he's now just 20 shy of the milestone.

The Yankees now head to Oakland for a three-game set with the A's starting on Monday. First pitch in the opener is at 4:05 PM, and Bartolo Colon will face A's starter Trevor Cahill.



HONORABLE MENTION: Curtis Granderson

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