While some of us were sleeping, Masahiro Tanaka was busy puttin’ heads to bed out in Seattle. Only a 2-run home run by Robbie Cano in the 9th spoiled a shutout.
“Nobody’s perfect,” Jeter said after the game. “But he expects perfection.”
Tanaka went the distance anyhow, escaping a jam in the 8th, and then striking out the last two batters of the game after Cano’s homer in the 9th. Mark Teixeira’s 3-run home run was the big hit for the Yanks.
Final Score: Yanks 4, Mariners 2.
[Photo Credit: Luigi Ghirri]