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.




Abraham AlmonteCF511000304.204
Stefen RomeroRF500000107.211
Michael SaundersRF000000000.179
Robinson Canó2B511100210.296
Corey HartDH411200101.240
Justin Smoak1B502100202.250
Cole GillespieLF301000001.222
Dustin AckleyPH-LF212100000.256
Kyle Seager3B401000114.229
Mike ZuninoC514100102.274
Willie BloomquistSS412000104.259


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


SB – R Cano (2, 2nd base off D Betances/B McCann), K Seager (1, 3rd base off D Betances/B McCann)


E – J Smoak (1, field); M Zunino (1, throw)

DP – 1 (W Bloomquist-R Cano-J Smoak)

NY Yankees

Brett GardnerCF502100210.279
Derek JeterSS501000104.272
Carlos BeltránRF400000203.263
Brian McCannC400000203.224
Alfonso SorianoDH400000102.247
Mark Teixeira1B411110002.231
Yangervis Solarte3B301001101.303
Ichiro SuzukiLF312001001.357
Brian Roberts2B311001003.222


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


SB – B Roberts (3, 4th base off C Young/M Zunino)



Chris Young(W, 1-0)5.23213311.353.04
Charlie Furbush(HLD, 6)1.11000101.394.82
Danny Farquhar1.01000201.231.38
Fernando Rodney1.03110301.933.86

NY Yankees

CC Sabathia(L, 3-3)5.09440601.305.11
Dellin Betances1.22220400.982.03
Preston Claiborne1.12000101.311.69
Chris Leroux1.02000102.000.00

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.