The New York Yankees started their late-night first game against the Seattle Mariners on the east coast with New Yorkers, although sleepy-eyed ready for a win against the west coast team. Ex-Yankee Justus Sheffield pitched for the Mariners and Jameson Taillon for the Yankees. The Yankees pummeled the Mariners 12-1.
DJ LeMahieu started off the game for the Yankees by singling to center field. Aaron Judge few out to right, but LeMahieu showed his running prowess by taking second base. Gary Sanchez walked. Giancarlo Stanton homered with a long one( 434′) into the left-field stands for the three-run lead by the New York Yankees. Luke Voit singled to left. Gio Urshela went down on strikes. Rougie Odor struck out, but the Yankee had a very productive first inning.
At the bottom, Taillon faced JP Crawford, who flew out to Urshela playing at shortstop last night. Mitch Haniger singled to the right-center. Kyle Seager flew out to Locastro in center. Ty France flew out on the first pitch to Aaron Judge in right. New York Yankees 3 Seattle Mariners 0.
Miguel Andujar led off for the Yankees in the second inning and was robbed of extra bases by a catch at the wall in left. Tim Locastro walked. LeMahieu singled to left. Judge ground up the middle on a fielder’s choice. Sanchez with men on the corners and two outs, Judge stole second base removing the double-play ball. Sanchez walked, and a wild pitch allowed Locastro to score. A pitch hit Stanton to load the bases with Yankees. Voit got a two-run single to left, ending the night for Justus Sheffield. Urshela faced the new Seattle pitcher Hector Santiago and, with two on and two outs, flew out to left, but the Yankees picked up another three runs.
At the bottom of the second, with Taillon having a six-run lead, Jake Fraley lined out to shallow left. Luis Torrens put down on three Taillon pitches. Then, Jake Bauers struck out for a 1-2-3 inning for Jameson Taillon. New York Yankees 6 Seattle Mariners 0.
To start the third inning, Odor walked. Andujar singled to left field. Locastro ground out. Lemahieu singled on his third hit of the night, driving in Odor for another Yankee run. Judge with men on the corners, and one out got an RBI double scoring Andujar. Sanchez was retired on strikes. Stanton ground out to end the inning. At the bottom, Dylan Moore struck out swinging. Long singled to left. Crawford ground into a force out. Finally, Crawford ground out to short. New York Yankees 8 Mariners 0.
Luke Voit led off the fourth inning by grounding out. Urshela struck out swinging Odor singled to center. Andujar flew out to far center. At the bottom, Seager struck out swinging. France lined out. Fraley struck out for another 1-2-3 inning for Taillon. Yankees 8 Mariners 0.
In the fifth inning, Tim Locastro got his first New York Yankee hit. LeMahieu flew out to center. Judge got a line drive hit to left. Sanchez popped out to shallow center. Stanton walked to load the bases. Voit got an RBI single to third. Urshela flew out to the right-field foul post to end the half. Torrens led off the bottom by grounding out to Gio at short. Bauers went down swinging for Tiallon’s sixth strikeout of the game. Moore flew out to Odor in shallow right. Yankees 9 Mariners 0.
Rougie Odor led off the sixth inning and struck out swinging. Andujar singled to the left-center. Locastro ground out. LeMahieu lined out directly to first for the final out of the half. At the bottom, Long Jr. struck out looking on a Tiallon changeup. Crawford walked. Haniger was called out on strikes. Seager singled to right. France had a bloop single Andujar missed that for an RBI. Fraley ground out to end the inning. New York Yankees 9 Mariners 1.
Aaron Judge led off the seventh inning, and he stuck out. Sanchez struck out. Stanton lined back to the pitcher for the third out. At the bottom, Torrens struck out for Taillon’s ninth strikeout. Bauers popped back to catcher Sanchez. Moore ground out for another quick inning for Taillon. Yankees 9 Mariners 1.
Luke Voit led off the eighth inning by doubling to right for his fourth hit of the night. Urshela singled off of the pitcher’s foot. Odor homered for a three-run homer left of the right-field foul pole for the Yankee eleven-run lead. Andujar, still with no outs, ground out to third as did Locastro. LeMahieu ground out to short. At the bottom, with new pitcher Wandy Peralta replacing Taillon, Long walked. Crawford popped out to short. Haniger also ground out to Gio Urshela at short. Seager lined out to Voit. Yankees 12 Mariners 1.
The ninth inning saw Aaron Judge at the plate, who ground out to second. Sanchez got his third strikeout of the night. He did walk twice. Stanton a broken-bat single. Voit singled to right for the first five-hit game of his career. Ushela ground into a force out to end the half. At the bottom, the struggling Aroldis Chapman came in to close it out for the Yankees with an eleven-run lead and a 22. ERA over nine games. France singled on the first pitch. Fraley struck out on a 95mph fastball. France went to second on a Chapman wild pitch. Torrens walked. Bauers struck out. With last licks on the line, Moore, with two on and two outs, walked. Long followed by striking out to end the game.
The final score was the New York Yankees 12 and the Seattle Mariners 1. The winner was Jameson Taillon going seven strong innings. The loser was Justus Sheffield.