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.
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)
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)||5.2||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|
|CC Sabathia(L, 3-3)||5.0||9||4||4||0||6||0||1.30||5.11|
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 Time: 3:33.
Weather: 46 degrees, Rain.
Wind: 18 mph, In From Right.