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Still Unit of measure in Seattle
Johnson sparkles at Safeco
Randy Johnson stole the show in his matchup with Felix Hernandez, tossing seven spotless innings to lead the Yankees. Johnson, who had a no-hitter broken up in the sixth, got all the offense he needed on homers from Robinson Cano and Gary Sheffield.
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Yankees 2, Mariners 0
Randy Johnson blanked the Mairners over seven innings on three hits, fanning seven. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Series at a glance:
Homers trip up Hernandez
Felix Hernandez stood toe-to-toe with former Mariners star Randy Johnson and the visiting Yankees. But the difference between Seattle's 19-year-old prodigy and New York's certain Hall of Famer on Wednesday night was a pair of solo homers by the Yankees early in the contest.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 31, 2005
NYY
NY Yankees (75-57)
Won 1
NY Yankees 2, Seattle 0   SEA
Seattle (56-76)
Lost 1
August 31, 2005
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0   2 5 1
Seattle
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings through 8/31/05  |  Gameday  |  Yankees Stats  |  Mariners Stats
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Jeter, SS2000110.312
Matsui, CF-LF4000022.296
Sheffield, RF3121100.297
Rodriguez, A, 3B3000112.318
Giambi, DH-1B3010101.278
Martinez, 1B3000013.242
a-Williams, PH0000100.255
Rivera, P0000000.000
Lawton, LF4000003.262
Crosby, CF0000000.209
Flaherty, C3000020.162
Cano, 2B3121000.273
Totals282525711 

a-Walked for Martinez in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Cano (9, 3rd inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 1 out), Sheffield (28, 4th inning off Hernandez, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Sheffield 5; Giambi; Cano 5.
RBI: Cano (45), Sheffield (100).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lawton 2; Matsui.
S: Jeter.
GIDP: Matsui; Martinez 2.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
E: Martinez (7, fielding).

 
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4000011.297
Strong, CF3000011.273
a-Reed, PH-CF1000010.254
Ibanez, DH4000011.282
Sexson, 1B3010110.260
Beltre, 3B3010112.263
Lopez, 2B4010012.244
Morse, LF3000013.286
Torrealba, C3000012.245
Betancourt, SS3010000.233
Totals310402912 

a-Struck out for Strong in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Betancourt (6, Johnson).
TB: Sexson; Beltre; Lopez; Betancourt 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ibanez; Torrealba.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Betancourt-Lopez-Sexson, Sexson-Betancourt-Hernandez, Betancourt-Sexson).

 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Johnson (W, 13-8)7.03002704.04
Gordon (H, 27)1.00000102.59
Rivera (S, 35)1.01000101.42
 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 2-2)8.04224721.84
Nelson 0.11000003.96
Thornton 0.20001005.58

Pitches-strikes: Johnson 116-79, Gordon 12-8, Rivera 11-8, Hernandez 108-60, Nelson 7-4, Thornton 13-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Johnson 9-5, Gordon 0-2, Rivera 0-2, Hernandez 15-2, Nelson 0-1, Thornton 0-2.
Batters faced: Johnson 26, Gordon 3, Rivera 4, Hernandez 29, Nelson 2, Thornton 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Thornton 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 3 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:33.
Att: 46,240.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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