Yankees cannot solve King Felix, lose 4-2. A-Rod hurt
The New York Yankees had a couple of chances to score on one of the best pitchers in the American League and could not capitalize. Of course, the converse is Felix Hernandez (9-5) pitched his way out of tough jams and showed why he is one of the best. Either way, it adds up to a win for the Seattle Mariners, 4-2. Freddy Garcia, Hernandez’s idol growing up, pitched seven and a third innings before leaving for Joe Girardi’s bullpen carosel in the eighth. He had retired fifteen batters in a row upon his exit. He gets the loss and falls to 4-4. Curtis Granderson hit his 27th homer in the first inning and went two for four for the Yankees. The real bad news of the game for the Yankees is that they have lost Alex Rodriguez who suffered a non-displaced fracture in his hand after being hit by a pitch.