The Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 6-3 on Tuesday night (April 29). In the first game of the series, Chris Young took the mound and allowed only three hits over 5 2/3 innings of work. Young is now 1-0 in his first season with the team. The game was also the best one Mike Zunino has had at the plate as the Mariners' catcher went 4-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored.
Adding to the offense were Justin Smoak, Willie Bloomquist and Dustin Ackley, as all three players had two hits on the night. Corey Hart also drove in two runs and the team posted 15 hits total on the night. It was the most hits that they have had in a single game during the 2014 MLB season. Nine players registered at least one hit for the team, with Stephen Romero as the only starter that didn't reach base safely.
Charlie Furbush, Danny Farquhar, and Fernando Rodney spelled Young to finish off the Yankees as they beat CC Sabathia again. The starter for the Yankees allowed four runs on nine hits in just five innings of work. He did strike out five batters and didn't walk anyone before coming out at the end of the fifth inning.
The offense has been rolling very nicely lately and has yielded four win in the last five games for the Seattle Mariners. In the updated 2014 MLB standings, the team is now at 11-14 and squarely in fourth place in the American League West. They trail the 13-13 LA Angels by 1 1/2 games for third place and the 17-10 Oakland Athletics by five games for the division lead.
As the April 30 contest against the Yankees has already been rained out, the next game for the Mariners is scheduled for 4:05 p.m. PT on Thursday (May 1). The starting pitcher has not yet been confirmed, but it could end up being rookie Roenis Elias, who was supposed to take the mound in the postponed Game 2.