Yankees Shut Down By Mariners
Brendan Ryan and Jason Bay both hit two-out, two-run singles in Seattle’s four-run fourth inning, Jeremy Bonderman pitched six sharp innings to win for the first time since 2010, and the Mariners beat the New York Yankees 4-1 on Friday night.
All of Seattle’s offense came in one stretch of the fourth inning when six straight batters reached base, capped by the clutch hits from Ryan and Bay off Yankees starter Hiroki Kuroda. Seattle entered the night hitting .221 with runners in scoring position, but capitalized on the few chances they got against Kuroda.
The surprise was Bonderman’s effort, winning for the first time since Sept. 8, 2010 while still pitching for Detroit. He struggled to get through the first two innings, but shut down the Yankees from there.
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