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September 12, 2011 at 6:27 PM

New York Yankees at Mariners: Sept. 12, 2011 — game thread

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Final: Yankees 9, Mariners 3
9:46 p.m.: Miguel Olivo hits a two-run homer in the eighth, but that’s not going to be enough in this one with the Mariners trailing the Yankees 9-3 heading into the ninth.
9:23 p.m.: The Yankees add three more runs in the seventh after Robinson Cano rips a three-run double to left field. It’s 9-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh.

8:46 p.m.: Hernandez gets back on track a bit with back-to-back scoreless innings. He’s through six innings, which is impressive considering the way the fourth unfolded.
The Mariners are coming to bat in the bottom of the sixth, trailing 6-1. They’ve got three hits so far.
8:14 p.m.: That was not a good inning for the Mariners. Hernandez allows five runs on five hits in the inning. Mark Teixeira hit a solo home run leading off the inning and Chris Dickerson capped the scoring with a one-out blast to right field.
Robinson Cano and Brett Gardner doubled for the Yankees in the inning and Eric Chavez had a sacrifice fly.
8 p.m.: Ichiro drives in a run to tie the game in the bottom of the inning, slapping a single that allowed Brendan Ryan to score from second base.
7:44 p.m.: The Yankees are on the board. Brett Gardner hit a leadoff single to left field and Chris Dickerson followed with a single to right. With one out and runners on second and third, Derek Jeter drove in a Gardner, grounding out to third base.
Hernandez was able to get out of the third inning after giving up the one run.
7:34 p.m.: Mike Carp hits a leadoff single in the second, but Justin Smoak grounds into a double play and Miguel Olivo flies out to right field to end the inning.
7:28 p.m.: Hernandez is keeping the King’s Court busy. He hit two-strike counts with each of the first five batters and the fans in left field kept chanting for a strikeout.
After striking out Nick Swisher for the second out of the second inning, Hernandez already has three strikeouts.
7:20 p.m.: Mariners also go down in order in the first.
7:15 p.m.: Felix Hernandez is dialed in early. He strikes out two of the first three Yankees he faces, retiring the side in order in the first inning. Each time he hit strike two on a hitter, the King’s Court started waving yellow signs with a large Ks in the middle.
6:50 p.m.: Greetings from Safeco Field. We’re about 20 minutes away from the first pitch in the first contest in a three-game series against the Yankees.
Felix Hernandez (14-11, 3.15 ERA) gets the start for the Mariners and the King’s Court is filling in out in left field. Phil Hughes (4-5, 6.41 ERA) is pitching for the Yankees.
The Mariners are 3-3 against the Yankees so far this season, taking two of three back in late May and dropping two of three in New York in late July.

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