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September 14, 2011 at 9:55 PM

New York Yankees at Mariners: Sept. 14, 2011 game thread

UPDATE: Justin Smoak left the game with a mild right groin strain. He’s day-to-day.
We’re now midway through the 10th after another sharp relief performance by Tom Wilhelmsen.
The Mariners had their chances in the eighth, but Kyle Seager popped out with a runner on third and Dustin Ackley took a called third strike at the knees.
Eight more strikeouts for the M’s so far.


9:12 p.m.: Nick Swisher tied the game with a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning, chasing Jason Vargas with two out.
Jamey Wright finished the inning tied 1-1, then pitched the M’s through the top of the eighth after pinch-runner Brett Garner made it to third base with two out.
8:21 p.m.: The Mariners grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth after there were two out and none on. Mike Carp walked, then headed to third on a single to right by Adam Kennedy.
Carp then scored when Ivan Nova uncorked a wild pitch.
8:05 p.m.: Three and a half innings in and we’re still scoreless, thanks to a good play in the left field corner by Mike Carp. Andruw Jones was on first base when Eduardo Nunez doubled to left. Jones was waved around third, but Carp made a nice relay to shortstop Luis Rodriguez, who gunned the runner down at home.
Justin Smoak left the game in the top of the fourth, replaced by Adam Kennedy. We’ll have the info on why as soon as the team makes it available.
7:04 p.m.: Seattle tries to salvage the series finale tonight without striking out in double figures. That’s been a problem of late, as we’ve all discussed at great length.
This is the kind of matchup that never looks very good for Jason Vargas on paper. Let’s see whether he can surprise us, as he’s done a couple of times this year versus Philadelphia and Texas.
The lineups:
Mariners (61-87)
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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
29 Wily Mo Pena DH
1 Luis Rodriguez (S) SS
12 Trayvon Robinson (S) CF
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38 Jason Vargas LHP
Yankees (90-57)
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2 Derek Jeter SS
14 Curtis Granderson (L) CF
25 Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
24 Robinson Cano (L) 2B
33 Nick Swisher (S) RF
63 Jesus Montero DH
18 Andruw Jones LF
55 Russell Martin C
26 Eduardo Nunez 3B
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47 Ivan Nova RHP

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