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Yanks take opener
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Yankees 8, Mariners 5
Joba Chamberlain tossed 5 1/3 innings, earning a no-decision. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)
After sitting through an hour-long rain delay prior to the game's first pitch, the Yanks were embroiled in a nail-biter as Joba Chamberlain turned in a good but not great outing. It was worth the wait when the Bombers went ahead in the eighth as Melky Cabrera drove in the go-ahead run.
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Series at a glance:
SEA
Seattle (39-37)
Lost 1
NY Yankees 8, Seattle 5   NYY
NY Yankees (44-32)
Won 6
June 30, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Seattle
0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0   5 12 2
NY Yankees
0 2 0 1 0 0 2 3 X   8 11 0
Standings thru 6/30/09  |  Recap: SEA | NYY  |  Gameday  |  Mariners stats  |  Yankees stats
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 4 1 2 0 1 1 1 .373
Branyan, 1B 3 0 1 2 1 2 2 .303
Lopez, Jo, 2B 4 1 0 0 1 1 4 .259
Griffey Jr., LF 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .213
Sweeney, M, DH 5 0 0 0 0 0 4 .263
Gutierrez, F, CF 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 .274
Woodward, 3B 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 .400
Johjima, C 4 0 3 1 0 0 2 .250
Cedeno, R, SS 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 .140
Totals 35 5 12 5 4 7 19  

BATTING
2B: Johjima (4, Chamberlain).
HR: Cedeno, R (3, 3rd inning off Chamberlain, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Cedeno, R 4; Suzuki, I 2; Gutierrez, F 3; Johjima 4; Woodward 2; Branyan.
RBI: Cedeno, R (8), Branyan 2 (40), Gutierrez, F (28), Johjima (11).
2-out RBI: Gutierrez, F.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, M; Cedeno, R; Woodward; Branyan; Lopez, Jo.
SAC: Cedeno, R 2.
SF: Branyan.
GIDP: Johjima.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki, I 3 (16, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada, 3rd base off Chamberlain/Posada), Lopez, Jo (2, 2nd base off Chamberlain/Posada).

FIELDING
E: Woodward 2 (2, fielding, throw).
DP: (Lopez, Jo-Cedeno, R-Branyan).

 
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 5 0 1 2 0 2 3 .307
Damon, LF 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .291
Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .275
Rodriguez, A, 3B 4 1 1 2 1 1 2 .233
Cano, 2B 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 .300
Posada, C 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .275
Matsui, DH 3 0 1 0 1 0 4 .248
  1-Gardner, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289
Swisher, RF 4 1 1 0 0 1 5 .237
Cabrera, Me, CF 3 1 1 3 0 1 2 .286
Totals 34 8 11 7 5 7 23  

1-Ran for Matsui in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Damon 2 (19, Morrow, Jakubauskas), Matsui (13, White), Cabrera, Me (12, White).
HR: Rodriguez, A (12, 7th inning off Jakubauskas, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Posada; Cano 2; Teixeira; Matsui 2; Jeter; Damon 4; Rodriguez, A 4; Swisher; Cabrera, Me 2.
RBI: Cabrera, Me 3 (31), Rodriguez, A 2 (39), Jeter 2 (32).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Rodriguez, A 2; Jeter; Matsui 2.
SF: Cabrera, Me.
GIDP: Teixeira.
Team RISP: 4-for-16.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
DP: (Rodriguez, A-Teixeira).

 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Morrow 4.2 5 3 1 5 4 0 5.14
Jakubauskas 2.1 2 2 2 0 3 1 5.46
White (L, 2-1) 1.0 4 3 3 0 0 0 2.48
 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain 5.1 9 3 3 3 4 1 3.89
Coke 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.24
Hughes, P 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4.34
Bruney (BS, 1)(W, 3-0) 1.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 3.95
Rivera (S, 19) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.84

Game Scores: Morrow 45, Chamberlain 39.
IBB: Suzuki, I (by Bruney).
Pitches-strikes: Morrow 98-58, Jakubauskas 40-29, White 20-12, Chamberlain 96-55, Coke 7-4, Hughes, P 9-6, Bruney 22-14, Rivera 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Morrow 7-1, Jakubauskas 1-3, White 1-2, Chamberlain 7-4, Coke 0-1, Hughes, P 1-1, Bruney 2-1, Rivera 2-0.
Batters faced: Morrow 24, Jakubauskas 9, White 7, Chamberlain 27, Coke 2, Hughes, P 3, Bruney 7, Rivera 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Jakubauskas 3-0, Coke 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Jerry Meals. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, R to L.
T: 3:16 (:58 delay).
Att: 46,181.
Venue: Yankee Stadium.
June 30, 2009
June 30, 2009

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