New York Yankees Recap: Yankees take second game from the Mariners

New York Yankees, Aaron Judge
May 15, 2021; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge (99) hits a home run in the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

Tonight was the second matchup between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners of three. Last night the Yankees won a lopsided 12-1 win over the Mariners. Tonight they went for the series win with Nick Nelson subbing for Domingo German on the mound for the Yankees and Yusei Kikuchi on the mound for the Mariners. German had an emergency root canal but was available. The Yankees beat the Mariners 5-4.

In the first inning, with Kikuchi on the mound, he faced DJ LeMahieu, who ground out to center. Aaron Judge walked on four pitches. Gary Sanchez walked. Giancarlo Stanton flew out to right field. Luke Voit doubled driving in Judge from second. Gleyber Torres got a three runs single driving in Sanchez and Voit. Gio Urshela got a double when the ball bounced into the stand at left. Brett Gardner struck out for the final out, but the Yankees picked up the early three-run lead.

At the bottom, JP Crawford struck out. A pitch hit Mitch Haniger. Kyle Seager walked. Ty France with two on and one out to Gardner in center. A wild pitch scored Haniger. Shed Long Jr. walked. Tom Murphey walked the bases loaded. Taylor Tramell faced the new pitcher Luis Cessa and ground out to second to end the inning, with the Mariners gaining a run. New York Yankees 3 the Mariners 1.

At the top of the second, Tim Locastro, with his amazing speed, stretched out single into a double past short. LeMahieu flew out to center, moving Locastro to third. Aaron Judge hit a two-run (429′) homer into the left-field stands. Gary Sanchez went down swinging. Stanton singled to right. Luke Voit got his seventh hit in a row in the series. Torres lined to the center-field wall for the final out of the half. Dylan Morre led off the bottom by flying out to Gardner. Tramell struck out. Crawford struck out. New York Yankees 5 Mariners 1.

The third inning saw Gio Urshela at the plate; he lined out to the center-field wall for the first out. Brett Gardner ground out to third. Locastro got his second double of the game. LeMahieu walked. Judge, who got a two-run homer in his last at-bat, ground out to short. At the bottom, Haniger flew out to left. Seager ground out to Voit at first. France lined out to Torres in short to end the inning. Yankees 5 Mariners 1.

The fourth inning was led off by Gary Sanchez, who struck out. Stanton struck out, and Voit flew out to right for Kikuchi’s first quick inning. At the bottom, Fraley ground out to Torres. Murphey hit to center for a single. Long Jr. ground out to end the inning. Yankees 5 Mariners 1.

The fifth inning was led off by Torres, who ground out. Urshela ground out. Gardner struck out to end the half. At the bottom, the original starter for the game, Domingo German, can in to pitch. He struck out Moore. Trammell struck out. Crawford flew out for a 1-2-3 inning for German. Yankees 5 Mariners 1.

At the top of the sixth inning, the Yankees went down 1-2-3. At the bottom, with German still on the mound, Haniger singled past third. Seager struck out. France singled to left. Fraley struck out. Murphey hit a long home run into the left-field stands for a three-run shot. Long ground out to end the inning. New York Yankees 5 the Seattle Mariners 4.

The seventh inning saw Gary Sanchez at the plate; he with Middleton on the mound lined out to right. Stanton doubled to left field on a failed diving catch. Voit popped out to first base. Torres flew out to the track at center to end the half and leave one on. At the bottom, German still on the mound, faced Moore, who stuck out on a German curve. Trammell ground out to Lemahieu. Crawford flew out to Garder for a 1-2-3 inning for German. New York Yankees 5 Mariners 4.

Gio Urshela started off the eighth inning against Drew Steckenrider by striking out. Gardner skied to center for the second out. Locastro finished off the half by striking out. Haniger led off the bottom with Jonathan Loaisgia on the mound by striking out. Seager and France also could do nothing off of Loaisiga to end the eighth inning. Although the Yankees couldn’t score in the ninth, it will be good for the Yankees if they keep on hitting. Mariners also couldn’t do anything off of Yankee closer Chad Green in the ninth.

The final score was the New York Yankees 5 and the Seattle Mariners 4. The winning pitcher was Luis Cessa, and the loser was Yusei Kikuchi. The save went to Chad Green.

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