Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Robinson Cano and Lyle Overbay each drove in two
runs and spurred a seventh-inning rally that lifted the New York Yankees to a
4-3 triumph over the Seattle Mariners in the opener of a three-game series.
Cano delivered a game-tying two-RBI double in the seventh and later scored the
go-ahead run as part of a 2-for-3 performance. Chris Nelson also came through
with a pair of hits and a run scored to help the Yankees post their seventh
win in eight outings.
The comeback prevented Felix Hernandez from winning a fifth consecutive start
after the star righty outdueled CC Sabathia in a clash of aces. Hernandez held
New York to one run and five hits while striking out eight before exiting
after six innings.
Charlie Furbush (0-2) was hung with the loss after permitting two runs and
recording just one out in the seventh.
Sabathia racked up a season-best 10 strikeouts, but was reached for three runs
-- two earned -- on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings. Two of those runs came on a
homer by former Yankee Raul Ibanez that put Seattle up 3-0 in the sixth.
Ex-Mariner Shawn Kelley (2-0) received the victory after retiring both men he
faced in relief of Sabathia, with Mariano Rivera firing a 1-2-3 ninth to notch
his 16th save in as many chances this season.
Ibanez finished 2-for-4 for the Mariners, with Kyle Seager contributing an RBI
double in the setback.
Curtis Granderson returned to the New York lineup from a fractured right
forearm sustained in late February, but went 0-for-3 with a walk and run
scored in his season debut.
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