German, Yankees shut down Mariners in series opener
The red-hot Seattle Mariners were no match for the powerhouse New York Yankees last night as a 2-run, 7 inning, 9 K performance from Domingo German and some long homers from the offense brought the bombers to a 7-2 victory.
The Mariners were out to an early 1-0 lead in the 1st after Mitch Haniger would line one off the glove of Miguel Andujar. The ball was recovered by Gregorius to record a force out, but Dee Gordon would use his wheels to come in and score the game's first run. German would buckle down and strike out Nelson Cruz and Kyle Seager to end the threat.
Bottom half of the inning and the would get that run right back. Giancarlo Stanton barreled up a low breaking ball and lined it into monument park for his 17th homer of the year. Good sign from Stanton as he builds of a 4-5 performance in DC.
the game remained deadlocked at 1 until the 5th inning. This time it was Miguel Andujar with a homerun. He would golf a very low curveball deep into left making it 3-1 Yanks. This time Miggy's lack of plate discipline would serve him well. Clint Frazier would single and Aaron Hicks decided to one-up him with a 2-run shot. Yankees now out to a comfortable 5-1 lead.
The Mariners would get one back in the 7th. Nelson Cruz would line his 18th home run of the year in to left field seats. 5-2 now.
Again, the Yankees would get a run right back. Aaron Judge lined a single into left driving in Andujar from 3rd. 6-2 after 7.
The Yankees final run would come on a solo BOMB by Gleyber Torres. He hit it into Judge territory. Almost halfway up the bleacher in left.
A painless 9th inning for A.J. Cole would put a cap on this one. 7-2 the final score as the Yankees use the long ball to defeat the M's.
Game 2 is tomorrow same time, same place.