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Rivera has rare hiccup
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Mariners 3, Yankees 2
Alex Rodriguez knocked in his 85th run of the season in the first. (AP)
Mark Teixeira's 113th RBI, a sixth-inning sacrifice fly, had appeared to cash in a gem by A.J. Burnett, as the righty made minimal support stand up for seven innings, and Phil Hughes got the ball into Mariano Rivera's hands. But the All-Star closer blew his first save in 37 chances.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (94-54)
Lost 1
Seattle 3, NY Yankees 2   SEA
Seattle (77-71)
Won 3
September 18, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 8 0
Seattle
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 9 0
Standings thru 9/18/09  |  Recap: NYY | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Mariners stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .329
Damon, LF 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 .286
  Gardner, B, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280
Teixeira, 1B 3 0 0 1 0 0 3 .285
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .287
Matsui, DH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .279
Swisher, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .256
Cano, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .319
Cabrera, Me, CF-LF 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .276
Molina, J, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .233
Totals 31 2 8 2 1 3 13  

BATTING
2B: Damon 2 (33, Hernandez, F, Hernandez, F), Swisher (33, Hernandez, F).
TB: Cano; Matsui; Damon 5; Jeter; Rodriguez, Al; Swisher 2.
RBI: Rodriguez, Al (85), Teixeira (113).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui.
SF: Rodriguez, Al; Teixeira.
GIDP: Cabrera, Me, Molina, J.
Team RISP: 0-for-4.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Burnett, AJ 2 (Suzuki, I at 1st base, Suzuki, I at 1st base).

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 5 1 4 2 0 0 1 .357
Gutierrez, F, CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 .277
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 .270
Griffey Jr., DH 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .215
Beltre, A, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .260
Hall, LF 4 0 1 0 0 2 2 .212
Hannahan, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 4 1 .214
Johnson, Ro, C 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 .216
  a-Carp, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .270
Wilson, Jo, SS 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .204
  b-Sweeney, M, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .277
  1-Saunders, M, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .208
Totals 33 3 9 3 3 9 14  

a-Struck out for Johnson, Ro in the 9th. b-Doubled for Wilson, Jo in the 9th.
1-Ran for Sweeney, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Gutierrez, F (20, Burnett, AJ), Hall (19, Burnett, AJ), Sweeney, M (15, Rivera).
HR: Suzuki, I (10, 9th inning off Rivera, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Hall 2; Lopez, Jo; Suzuki, I 7; Sweeney, M 2; Gutierrez, F 3.
RBI: Lopez, Jo (90), Suzuki, I 2 (43).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, I 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre, A; Hall; Johnson, Ro.
Team RISP: 2-for-7.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Suzuki, I (9, 2nd base by Burnett, AJ/Molina, J).
PO: Suzuki, I 2 (1st base by Burnett, AJ, 1st base by Burnett, AJ).

FIELDING
PB: Johnson, Ro (9).
DP: 2 (Lopez, Jo-Wilson, Jo-Hannahan, Wilson, Jo-Lopez, Jo-Hannahan).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Burnett, AJ 7.0 7 1 1 3 6 0 4.22
Hughes, P (H, 17) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.10
Rivera (BS, 2)(L, 3-3) 0.2 2 2 2 0 2 1 1.94
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Hernandez, F (W, 16-5) 9.0 8 2 1 1 3 0 2.45

WP: Hernandez, F.
HBP: Johnson, Ro (by Burnett, AJ).
Pitches-strikes: Burnett, AJ 104-66, Hughes, P 16-13, Rivera 14-11, Hernandez, F 104-65.
Groundouts-flyouts: Burnett, AJ 6-4, Hughes, P 1-0, Rivera 0-0, Hernandez, F 14-6.
Batters faced: Burnett, AJ 30, Hughes, P 3, Rivera 4, Hernandez, F 34.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Chuck Meriwether. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 70 degrees, clear.
Wind: 2 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:32.
Att: 28,934.
Venue: Safeco Field.
September 18, 2009
September 18, 2009

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