Giancarlo Stanton clubbed a three-run homer from the second deck’s railing in the first innings, Luke Voight had five hits and three RBIs in his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 12–1.
SEATTLE – The New York Yankees showed off the punch by blazing on one of their former top prospects who still exists in their lineup.
Giancarlo Stanton clubbed a three-run homer off the railing of the second deck in the first innings, Luke Voight had five hits and three RBIs in his career, and the Yankees beat the Seattle Mariners 12-1 on Tuesday night.
The Yankees released nearly a week of frustration with an early offensive outburst against the Mariners and one-time New York prospect Justus Sheffield.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said, “It’s probably as good an outing as we’ve had – some homers, a ton of hits, everyone getting a lot of hits and getting some holes, even if it wasn’t perfect. ” . “But I think there are lineups that are building that momentum. We are closing in more and more people and being who they are.”
New York had been in turmoil for more than a week, a stretch that included being swept away at Boston and losing to the Los Angeles Angels last Wednesday, where the Yankees took an 8-4 lead in the ninth inning. The exit from the Big Apple seemed to be helping, as did continuing problems for Sheffield.
“I had a three-run lead before throwing the pitch. Those guys were shut out from the get go,” said Yankees starter Jameson Talone. “He played some long innings there. It’s good in the dugout, you can feel them feeding each other. He had some energy and got out there tonight. “
DJ LeMahieu sang in each of the first three innings, becoming the first New York player to hit three in the first three innings since Aaron Judge in April 2018. Stanton’s homer was his 15th of the season and he batted at about 116 mph.
Voights had a two-run single off the pitch at 0-2 and was the last batsman Sheffield faced. The judge added an RBI double in the fifth and an infield single near Voight to score another run. Rugged Odor hit a three-run homer in the eighth season, his ninth of the season.
Wyatt finished his night with a double in the eighth and a single in the ninth.
12 runs and 18 hits were a season high for the Yankees.
“Last week was a very disappointing week. I think I had the same number of hits in the last 10 games as I had tonight,” Voight said.
Big offensive outburst made for an easy night for New York starter Jameson Tellon. Pitching with the lead from the start, Talon (4-4) allowed four hits and one run through the Mariners’ lineup. He matched his season-high with nine strikeouts and completed seven innings for the first time since April 3, 2019, pitching for Pittsburgh.
Tylon was almost through six shutout innings, but Tye dropped despite a diving effort from two-out flare Miguel Andozer in France’s shallow left field and scored JP Crawford.
“It’s definitely nice to see it in the box score, but I feel like I’ve been working on the right things and tracking in the right direction for a while,” said Talon.
Sheffield (5-8) may have lost their place in Seattle’s rotation, having lost their fourth straight decision after a month-long struggle. Sheffield failed to make it to the second innings for the first time in his career and have not finished five innings in four of his last five starts.
“It’s a combination of things,” said Seattle manager Scott Servais. “He’s just not detecting. He’s not bowling a good ball. He’s making mistakes at the wrong time in the game and it adds up.”
Sheffield has scored 32 hits and 23 earned runs in 19 innings in his last five starts. He is scheduled to start the final game before the All-Star break, but Servais said this would be evaluated in the coming days.
“It’s not fun to go out and do your job and play the way you know you’re capable of playing and play the way I know I can,” Sheffield said.
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The Yankees improved to 22-5 in Seattle since 2012 and would go on to win their 10th consecutive series against the Mariners at T-Mobile Park with a win on Wednesday night or Thursday.
Seattle was the last American League team the Yankees had yet to face this season.
Yankees: RHP Darren O’Day was ruled out on a 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain before Tuesday’s game. RHP Nick Nelson was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace him.
Yankees: RHP Domingo German (4-5, 4.50) will make his 16th start and pitch with an extra day’s rest. The German threw three innings, allowing three earned runs on his last start against the Angels.
Mariners: LHP UC Kikuchi (6-3, 3.18) makes his first debut since being named to the AL All-Star team for the first time in his career. Kikuchi is 6-2 with a 2.33 ERA in his last 11 and has allowed one earned run or less in each of the last four.
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