It doesn’t get much worse than this for a Major League Baseball star. Insult, then injury.
Even as Alex Rodriguez writhed on the ground in pain, he didn’t believe his left hand was fractured. Turns out A-Rod was wrong, and now the Yankees will be without another of their star players.
Raul Ibanez hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off former Seattle teammate Felix Hernandez with two outs in the sixth inning, Robinson Cano had four hits and the New York Yankees overcame a home run by Jesus Montero to beat the Mariners 6-2 Friday night.
For the past couple of seasons, the one pitcher who could consistently stifle the Yankees was Seattle ace Felix Hernandez. That run came to an abrupt end Monday night.
Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings for his third straight win in the Bronx. Ichiro Suzuki had four hits and Dustin Ackley tripled among his three hits as the Mariners ended their interminable streak with a 9-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Adam Kennedy scored pinch-runner Luis Rodriguez with a bloop single off Mariano Rivera in the bottom of the 12th inning and the Seattle Mariners won for the ninth time in 10 games with a 5-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night.
Felix Hernandez has been chosen the AL Cy Young Award winner.
Felix Hernandez watched with delight as Russell Branyan’s drive in the first inning landed in the New York Yankees’ bullpen for a three-run homer — and some rare run support.
The New York Yankees have never been swept in a three-game series at their new ballpark. The Seattle Mariners were nearly the first to accomplish that feat in their last visit to the Bronx.