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September 13, 2011 at 9:00 PM

New York Yankees at Mariners: Sept. 13, 2011 game thread

New York took a 3-2 lead in the sixth inning as Nick Swisher doubled, took third on a single by Mark Teixeira, then scored on a fielder’s choice by Robinson Cano.
Shawn Kelley came on in relief of Charlie Furbush from there, got a deep flyout to center by jesus Montero, then lucked out when Cano didn’t stop running and was standing on third when easily doubled off first.


8:17 p.m.: A.J. Burnett is having his usual assortment of troubles today and allowed the M’s to tie it up 2-2 in the bottom of the third. Burnett is fortunate the damage wasn’t any worse after he allowed a leadoff double to Kyle Seager, walked Dustin Ackley, got a hard groundout rocket by Mike Carp, then hit Justin Smoak with a pitch to load the bases. Miguel Olivo hit a sacrifice fly to left to bring in the run and then a Burnett wild pitch moved the runners up a base.
Burnett ran the count full on Adam Kennedy before striking him out to finally end it. But Burnett is not long for this game. He’s faced 14 hitters and half of them have reached base, not to mention two wild pitches tacked on top of that.
There’s a reason he might not pitch in the post-season.
7:43 p.m.: The Mariners got a run back in the bottom of the second to cut New York’s lead to 2-1. Miguel Olivo led off with a double to left center, took third on a wild pitch, then scored on a two-out single to right by No. 9 hitter Brendan Ryan.
Charlie Furbush got the side 1-2-3 in the top of the third, so on to the bottom of that frame we go.
7:43 p.m.: Robinson Cano opened the scoring in the second inning by taking Charlie Furbush deep to right center.
Then, the fun really began when Jesus Montero — the guy the M’s bypassed for Justin Smoak in the Cliff Lee deal — singled to right field and Andruw Jones doubled off the glove of third baseman Kyle Seager to put runners at second and third with none out.
Furbush then struck out Russell Martin, but uncorked a wild pitch to score the run and move Jones up to third base. Furbush ran the count full on Eduardo Nunez before striking him out, then fanned Brett Gardner as well.
So, Furbush strikes out the side, but gives up two runs in the process and trails 2-0.
6:45 p.m.: The season continues to wind down, with the Mariners trying to keep the loss pile to a minimum. Tonight, we see Charlie Furbush face the oft-struggling A.J. Burnett in what should be an interesting battle.
Furbush had his best game of the season in Anaheim last week, only to lose when manager Eric Wedge left him in the game too long in the eighth inning. Can Furbush repeat his exploits against this potent Yankees lineup? We’ll soon see.
The lineups:
Yankees (89-57)
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2 Derek Jeter SS
33 Nick Swisher (S) RF
25 Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
24 Robinson Cano (L) 2B
63 Jesus Montero DH
18 Andruw Jones LF
55 Russell Martin C
26 Eduardo Nunez 3B
11 Brett Gardner (L) CF
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34 A.J. Burnett RHP
Mariners (61-86)
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51 Ichiro Suzuki (L) RF
15 Kyle Seager (L) 3B
13 Dustin Ackley (L) 2B
20 Mike Carp (L) LF
17 Justin Smoak (S) 1B
30 Miguel Olivo C
4 Adam Kennedy (L) DH
33 Casper Wells CF
26 Brendan Ryan SS
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41 Charlie Furbush LHP

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