7:05 PM ET, May 7, 2007
Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
• Summary: The Mariners took advantage of a disputed call to score the tying run in the eighth and then Adrian Beltre hit a game-winning homer in the ninth to beat the Yankees.
• Hero: Beltre's blast a homer to left field put the Mariners up 3-2 in the top of the ninth inning.
• Turning point: Willie Bloomquist was called safe trying to steal second with two outs in the eighth. Replays showed he was clearly out. Kenji Johjima then flared a single to right to score Bloomquist and tie the game 2-2.
• Figure this: Matt DeSalvo went seven innings, allowing one run. The rookie became the first Yankees starter to go seven and allow one earned run or less in his MLB debut since Orlando Hernandez in 1998.
• Quotable: "We'll take it. It's just a good thing there's no instant replay in baseball." -- Bloomquist on the controversial call
• Elias Says: DeSalvo is the sixth different rookie to start for the Yankees this season.
-- ESPN.com news services
Mariners 3, Yankees 2
When Matt DeSalvo stepped onto the mound Monday night, the New York Yankees became the first team in MLB history to use 10 starters in the team's first 30 days. With a rotation that has been consumed by injury and inconsistency, it's no wonder the Yankees are wearing out the bullpen. Here are the Yankees starters this season:
|No. 1||Carl Pavano||1-0|
|No. 2||Andy Pettite||1-1|
|No. 3||Mike Mussina||1-1|
|No. 4||Kei Igawa||2-1|
|No. 5||Darrell Rasner||1-1|
|No. 6||Chase Wright||1-0|
|No. 7||Jeff Karstens||0-1|
|No. 8||Chien-Ming Wang||1-2|
|No. 9||Phil Hughes||1-1|
|No. 10||Matt DeSalvo||0-0|
The Yankees became the first team to start six rookie pitchers in its first 30 games since the 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. ... Yankees reliever Scott Proctor was suspended four games by the commissioner's office for throwing inside to Yuniesky Betancourt on Sunday, but appealed and remains available to pitch until a hearing is held and a ruling is issued. ... Mientkiewicz finished with a pair of doubles. ... Seattle scored four runs in the final three games of the series after breaking out for 15 in the opener Friday night.
Regular Season Series
|Series tied 5-5 (as of Mon 5/7)|
|Fri 5/4||SEA 15, @NYY 11||Recap|
|Sat 5/5||@NYY 8, SEA 1||Recap|
|Sun 5/6||@NYY 5, SEA 0||Recap|
|» Mon 5/7||SEA 3, @NYY 2||Box Score|
|Fri 5/11||@SEA 3, NYY 0||Recap|
|Sat 5/12||NYY 7, @SEA 2||Recap|
|Sun 5/13||@SEA 2, NYY 1||Recap|
|Mon 9/3||SEA 7, @NYY 1||Recap|
|Tue 9/4||@NYY 12, SEA 3||Recap|
|Wed 9/5||@NYY 10, SEA 2||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Mariners | Yankees|
|1st||R Ibanez singled to left, I Suzuki scored.||1||0|
|1st||B Abreu grounded into fielder's choice to pitcher, J Damon scored, D Jeter out at second.||1||1|
|5th||D Mientkiewicz doubled to right center, J Posada scored.||1||2|
|8th||K Johjima singled to right, W Bloomquist scored.||2||2|
|9th||A Beltre homered to left center.||3||2|
|View complete Play-By-Play|
|Stadium||Yankee Stadium, Bronx, NY|
|Attendance||47,424 (96.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||63 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Paul Nauert, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Mike Everitt|