Apr 29, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (2) and Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano (22) talk as Cano waits on second after a stolen base at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Mike Zunino, Not Robinson Cano, Leads Mariners Past Yankees


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The much-anticipated return of Robinson Cano to Yankee Stadium was met by good old-fashioned Seattle liquid sunshine. Rain fell throughout the night and kept many of the 37,484 fans under cover or heading home before the 5th.

But for all of the hype surrounding Seattle’s $240 million man, it was Mike Zunino who had a career night with his first ever 4-hit game as the Mariners won Cano’s return trip 6-3.

Yankees fans did everything that we thought they would and then some. Greeting Cano to a chorus of boos, with the Bleacher Creatures chanting “You sold out!” as Cano took his spot at 2nd. Watch Cano’s first at-bat against C.C. Sabathia below, complete with a grin and wink for his former teammate.

But again, it was Mike Zunino and Corey Hart who drove most of the offense, though Cano did get an infield hit and an RBI in the game. The Mariners did most of their damage off Sabathia in the 5th with four runs scored. An RBI by Cano, a two-run double by Hart and a single by Justin Smoak, scoring Hart.

Chris Young allowed two runs on three hits in 5.2 IP to earn his first big league win since 2012. Fernando Rodney came in and struck out the side, but he did that among allowing three hits and a run. It was not a save situation, though maybe he thought if he gave up enough runs, it would be?

The weather for tomorrow’s game looks wet, so the game may or may not be played. Be sure to check for updates prior to the 4:05 PM first pitch.

Watch all of Cano’s at-bats in this game below the box score.

BOX SCORE

Batting

Seattle

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Abraham AlmonteCF 5 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 4 .204
Stefen RomeroRF 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 .211
Michael SaundersRF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179
Robinson Canó2B 5 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 .296
Corey HartDH 4 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 .240
Justin Smoak1B 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 .250
Cole GillespieLF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222
Dustin AckleyPH-LF 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Kyle Seager3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 .229
Mike ZuninoC 5 1 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 .274
Willie BloomquistSS 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 .259
Totals 42 6 15 6 0 0 12 2 25
Batting
2B – C Hart (4, C Sabathia); C Gillespie (1, C Sabathia)
RBI – R Cano (12), C Hart 2 (9), J Smoak (15), D Ackley (11), M Zunino (11)
2-out RBI – C Hart 2, J Smoak, D Ackley, M Zunino
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Romero 2, K Seager 2, M Zunino 1, W Bloomquist 1
Team LOB – 11
Running
SB – R Cano (2, 2nd base off D Betances/B McCann), K Seager (1, 3rd base off D Betances/B McCann)
Fielding
E – J Smoak (1, field); M Zunino (1, throw)
DP – 1 (W Bloomquist-R Cano-J Smoak)

NY Yankees

 
AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Brett GardnerCF 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 .279
Derek JeterSS 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 .272
Carlos BeltránRF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .263
Brian McCannC 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .224
Alfonso SorianoDH 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .247
Mark Teixeira1B 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 .231
Yangervis Solarte3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .303
Ichiro SuzukiLF 3 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .357
Brian Roberts2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 .222
Totals 35 3 8 2 1 3 9 1 19
Batting
2B – Y Solarte (9, C Young); B Roberts (3, F Rodney)
HR – M Teixeira (3, 2nd inning off C Young 0 on, 2 Out)
RBI – B Gardner (9), M Teixeira (6)
2-out RBI – M Teixeira
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – C Beltran 2, B McCann 1, M Teixeira 1, B Roberts 1
GIDP – B Roberts
Team LOB – 9
Running
SB – B Roberts (3, 4th base off C Young/M Zunino)
Pitching

Seattle

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Chris Young(W, 1-0) 5.2 3 2 1 3 3 1 1.35 3.04
Charlie Furbush(HLD, 6) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.39 4.82
Danny Farquhar 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.23 1.38
Fernando Rodney 1.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 1.93 3.86

NY Yankees

 
IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
CC Sabathia(L, 3-3) 5.0 9 4 4 0 6 0 1.30 5.11
Dellin Betances 1.2 2 2 2 0 4 0 0.98 2.03
Preston Claiborne 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1.31 1.69
Chris Leroux 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2.00 0.00
HBP – C Beltran (by D Farquhar); C Hart (by C Sabathia); K Seager (by C Sabathia)
Pitches-strikes – C Young 105-63; C Furbush 21-11; D Farquhar 20-13; F Rodney 26-16; C Sabathia 98-68; D Betances 40-29; P Claiborne 26-19; C Leroux 16-11
Ground balls-fly balls – C Young 4-10; C Furbush 2-1; D Farquhar 1-0; F Rodney 1-1; C Sabathia 6-5; D Betances 3-0; P Claiborne 4-0; C Leroux 0-2
Batters faced – C Young 24; C Furbush 4; D Farquhar 5; F Rodney 6; C Sabathia 26; D Betances 7; P Claiborne 6; C Leroux 5
Game Details
Game Time: 3:33.
Umpires: HP–Greg Gibson. 1B–Bill Miller. 2B–Vic Carapazza. 3B–Adam Hamari.
Weather: 46 degrees, Rain.
Wind: 18 mph, In From Right.
Attendance: 37,484.


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