Game 54 | 29-25, 1st : The ace is back! Sidelined since April 23rd, Masahiro Tanaka turned in a stellar 78-pitch performance in Seattle, going 7 strong while striking out 9, and not walking a batter. He improved to 3-1, 2.76 on the season.
The fireworks were provided by home runs from Garrett Jones and Mark Teixeira, and Andrew Miller pitched his way into and out of a dicey situation in the 8th inning.
Here’s the box score, full recap, and video highlights.
Yankees 3, Mariners 1
FOOTNOTES : Sent to the bullpen upon Tanaka’s return to the rotation, Chris Capuano started the 8th inning for his first relief appearance. He faced two batters, allowing a lead-off single, then getting a called third strike on Brad Miller…