Yankees stun Félix, back Sabathia in 7-3 win over Mariners

NEW YORK (AP) It had been a decade since pitchers with so many combined punchouts started the same game.

In this showdown between Felix Hernandez and CC Sabathia, the New York Yankees landed their haymakers early.

The Yankees pounced on Hernandez, hitting three homers in the first two innings to build a comfortable cushion for Sabathia in a 7-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.

Luke Voit, Brett Gardner and Thairo Estrada homered off Hernandez while New York gave Sabathia a 7-0 lead and held on for its 12th win in 16 games. Hernandez (1-3) settled in after the second, completing five innings of seven-run ball.

Hernandez had allowed just two homers in 12 career starts in the Bronx. He allowed three in seven batters Monday.

''One of those nights when I didn't have my best stuff,'' Hernandez said.

Domingo Santana and Dee Gordon homered off Sabathia, but the oversized lefty limited Seattle to three runs over five innings. Sabathia (2-1) struck out five in his first start since becoming the 17th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts last week.

Sabathia and Hernandez entered with a combined 5,498 strikeouts, the most between opposing starters since San Francisco's Randy Johnson (4,867) faced Houston's Roy Oswalt (1,418) in 2009.

Sabathia struck out Mitch Haniger on three pitches to start the game and cruised the first time through the order. He lost steam in the fifth, loading the bases with a four-pitch walk to Santana with two outs before breaking Jay Bruce's bat on a groundout to first on his 99th pitch.

Hernandez had been sharper this season than during a dismal 2018, relying more on his curveball and doing a better job throwing strikes. Manager Scott Servais said Hernandez got away from that approach in the Bronx.

''He really didn't get into kind of what he does, or what he's been doing, using the curveball and kind of going back and forth,'' Servais said. ''You've got to give them credit. They were on it, and they didn't miss it.''

Estrada went the other way to right-center for his first major league homer in the second, getting an extended silent treatment in the home dugout after rounding the bases.

''You see the way we didn't acknowledge him,'' Sabathia said with a smile. ''That always tells you that we care a lot about a guy.''

Hernandez and Estrada both grew up in Valencia, Venezuela.

''I did watch a lot of his games as a kid,'' the 23-year-old Estrada said via translator. ''It's kind of like a dream to face him and be able to connect.''

Seattle loaded the bases with one out in the sixth against Jonathan Holder but couldn't push any runs across. Adam Ottavino relieved and got a flyout from Haniger, and Estrada made a stellar play at short to charge Tim Beckham's slow grounder for the final out.

The Mariners have dropped seven of eight.

STICKING AND PICKING

Third baseman Gio Urshela, still in the lineup despite Miguel Andujar's return from the injured list Saturday, helped Sabathia with a couple slick defensive plays. He made a stellar over-the-shoulder catch on Omar Narvaez's flair in shallow left field in the third, then barehanded a chopper and threw smoothly to nab Beckham at first leading off the fourth.

''That's my game now, is trying to get soft contact,'' Sabathia said. ''And these guys are making great plays behind me.''

MORE MILESTONES

Sabathia got his 248th win, passing Bartolo Colon and Jack Quinn and tying Amos Rusie for 47th on the career list.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Mariners: 3B Ryon Healy (groin) was in the starting lineup after sitting out two games this weekend. ... 3B Kyle Seager (left hand) is progressing well, and Servais expects him to begin a rehab assignment soon, though a start date hasn't been determined.

Yankees: OF Clint Frazier (sprained ankle) returned from the injured list and started in right field. ... OF Giancarlo Stanton (biceps/shoulder) will swing in the cage Tuesday but still doesn't have a timeframe for a return. ... RHP Dellin Betances played catch for the first time since getting a cortisone shot in his right shoulder last month. He felt good and will throw again Wednesday, though he's not expected back until at least June. ... OF Aaron Hicks (strained left lower back) was 0 for 4 and played eight innings in center field in his first rehab game with Class A Tampa. ... INF Gleyber Torres was held out of the lineup for rest.

UP NEXT

Yankees RHP Masahiro Tanaka (2-3, 3.92) has allowed at least one homer in five straight starts, tied for the second longest such streak of his career behind an eight-game run last season. He'll face Mariners LHP Marco Gonzales (5-1, 3.28), who gave up six runs in 1 2/3 innings in an 11-0 loss to the Cubs last time out.

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  • W: C. Sabathia (2-1)L: F. Hernandez (1-3)
  • HR: SEA - D. Gordon (3), D. Santana (7), NYY - B. Gardner (6), L. Voit (10), T. Estrada (1)
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D. LeMahieu 2B41210001.321.368.438.8065.0
L. Voit 1B41121001.260.373.520.8937.0
G. Sanchez C40000000.260.345.7141.0590.0
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    BATTING
    • HR - D. Santana (7), D. Gordon (3)
    • RBI - D. Santana 2 (32), D. Gordon (18)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, T. Beckham 3 (3), J. Bruce 3 (3), O. Narvaez
    BATTING
    • 2B - D. LeMahieu (10), M. Tauchman (5)
    • 3B - B. Gardner (2)
    • HR - L. Voit (10), B. Gardner (6), T. Estrada
    • RBI - D. LeMahieu (18), L. Voit 2 (29), B. Gardner (13), G. Urshela (7), T. Estrada 2 (3)
    • 2-Out RBI - G. Urshela (4)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Estrada
    FIELDING
    • DP - 3 (Beckham-Gordon-Bruce; Healy-Gordon-Bruce; Gordon-Beckham-Vogelbach)
    • E - R. Healy (6)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    F. Hernandez (L, 1-3)5.08761235.201.35-4.0
    C. Sadzeck2.01000201.980.736.0
    C. Bradford1.00000104.611.243.5
    PITCHERSIP
    F. Hernandez (L, 1-3)5.0
    C. Sadzeck2.0
    C. Bradford1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    C. Sabathia (W, 2-1)5.05333523.201.1413.5
    J. Holder0.12001103.931.20-2.5
    A. Ottavino (H, 6)1.10000201.961.154.0
    Z. Britton1.10000103.771.403.5
    L. Cessa1.00000203.381.254.0
    PITCHERSIP
    C. Sabathia (W, 2-1)5.0
    J. Holder0.1
    A. Ottavino (H, 6)1.1
    Z. Britton1.1
    L. Cessa1.0
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 79-54, C. Sadzeck 17-11, C. Bradford 10-7
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 5-7, C. Sadzeck 3-0, C. Bradford 2-0
    • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 23, C. Sadzeck 6, C. Bradford 3
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 99-62, J. Holder 19-11, A. Ottavino 16-11, Z. Britton 14-11, L. Cessa 13-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-5, A. Ottavino 1-1, Z. Britton 3-0, L. Cessa 1-0
    • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 23, J. Holder 4, A. Ottavino 4, Z. Britton 4, L. Cessa 3
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    T. Beckham SS50100023.279.340.527.8680.0
    E. Encarnacion DH31100110.244.377.504.8812.5
    D. Santana LF31121110.269.335.462.7977.5
    J. Bruce 1B-RF40000013.176.250.519.769-0.5
    R. Healy 3B30100100.234.302.460.7622.0
    O. Narvaez C30000111.290.385.470.8550.5
    B. Bishop CF20000010.154.154.154.308-0.5
    a- D. Vogelbach PH-1B20000012.279.432.6631.095-0.5
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    • a-struck out for Bishop in the 6th
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    D. LeMahieu 2B41210001.321.368.438.8065.0
    L. Voit 1B41121001.260.373.520.8937.0
    G. Sanchez C40000000.260.345.7141.0590.0
    M. Andujar DH40000010.208.231.208.439-0.5
    C. Frazier RF40000020.306.325.597.922-1.0
    C. Maybin RF00000000.333.481.333.8150.0
    B. Gardner CF32211010.223.324.446.7709.5
    G. Urshela 3B31210000.352.420.493.9134.0
    T. Estrada SS31121002.333.364.476.8407.0
    M. Tauchman LF21100110.184.295.408.7033.5
    C. Sabathia P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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    L. Cessa P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
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      BATTING
      • HR - D. Santana (7), D. Gordon (3)
      • RBI - D. Santana 2 (32), D. Gordon (18)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - M. Haniger, T. Beckham 3 (3), J. Bruce 3 (3), O. Narvaez
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. LeMahieu (10), M. Tauchman (5)
      • 3B - B. Gardner (2)
      • HR - L. Voit (10), B. Gardner (6), T. Estrada
      • RBI - D. LeMahieu (18), L. Voit 2 (29), B. Gardner (13), G. Urshela (7), T. Estrada 2 (3)
      • 2-Out RBI - G. Urshela (4)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Estrada
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Beckham-Gordon-Bruce; Healy-Gordon-Bruce; Gordon-Beckham-Vogelbach)
      • E - R. Healy (6)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Hernandez (L, 1-3)5.08761235.201.35-4.0
      C. Sadzeck2.01000201.980.736.0
      C. Bradford1.00000104.611.243.5
      Total8.0976153---
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Hernandez (L, 1-3)5.0
      C. Sadzeck2.0
      C. Bradford1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      C. Sabathia (W, 2-1)5.05333523.201.1413.5
      J. Holder0.12001103.931.20-2.5
      A. Ottavino (H, 6)1.10000201.961.154.0
      Z. Britton1.10000103.771.403.5
      L. Cessa1.00000203.381.254.0
      Total9.07334112---
      PITCHERSIP
      C. Sabathia (W, 2-1)5.0
      J. Holder0.1
      A. Ottavino (H, 6)1.1
      Z. Britton1.1
      L. Cessa1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 79-54, C. Sadzeck 17-11, C. Bradford 10-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 5-7, C. Sadzeck 3-0, C. Bradford 2-0
      • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 23, C. Sadzeck 6, C. Bradford 3
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - C. Sabathia 99-62, J. Holder 19-11, A. Ottavino 16-11, Z. Britton 14-11, L. Cessa 13-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Sabathia 5-5, A. Ottavino 1-1, Z. Britton 3-0, L. Cessa 1-0
      • Batters Faced - C. Sabathia 23, J. Holder 4, A. Ottavino 4, Z. Britton 4, L. Cessa 3
      • 5TH INNING
        Gordon homered to right center37
      • 4TH INNING
        Santana homered to center, Encarnacion scored27
      • 3RD INNING
        Urshela singled to left center, Gardner scored07
      • 2ND INNING
        LeMahieu singled to left, Tauchman scored06
        Estrada homered to right center, Urshela scored05
        Gardner homered to right center03
      • 1ST INNING
        Voit homered to left, LeMahieu scored02
      • 9TH INNING
        • Luis Cessa relieved Zack Britton
        • Cameron Maybin in right field
        • D. Gordon: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
        • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Haniger grounded out to third
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • Z. Britton Pitching:
        • R. Healy: Strike looking, Healy grounded out to second
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Narvaez struck out swinging
        • D. Vogelbach: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Vogelbach grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Chasen Bradford relieved Connor Sadzeck
        • G. Sanchez: Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez grounded out to third
        • M. Andujar: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Andujar struck out swinging
        • C. Frazier: Ball, Frazier grounded out to third
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • A. Ottavino Pitching:
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion struck out swinging
        • D. Santana: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Santana struck out swinging
        • Zack Britton relieved Adam Ottavino
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Bruce grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • C. Sadzeck Pitching:
        • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Tauchman struck out swinging
        • D. LeMahieu: Foul, LeMahieu grounded out to third
        • L. Voit: Voit grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Jonathan Holder relieved CC Sabathia
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Healy singled to left
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Narvaez walked, Healy to second
        • Daniel Vogelbach hit for Braden Bishop
        • D. Vogelbach: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Vogelbach struck out swinging
        • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Foul, Gordon singled to right center, Healy to third, Narvaez to second
        • Adam Ottavino relieved Jonathan Holder
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Haniger flied out to left
        • T. Beckham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Beckham grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Connor Sadzeck relieved Felix Hernandez
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
        • G. Urshela: Ball, Urshela reached on an infield single to pitcher
        • T. Estrada: Ball, Ball, Estrada grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Urshela out at second
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • B. Bishop: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Bishop grounded out to third
        • D. Gordon: Gordon homered to right center
        • M. Haniger: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Beckham singled to left center
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Encarnacion singled to right, Beckham to third
        • D. Santana: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Santana walked, Encarnacion to second
        • J. Bruce: Strike looking, Bruce grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Sanchez popped out to second
        • M. Andujar: Strike swinging, Ball, Andujar lined out to left
        • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • T. Beckham: Foul, Ball, Beckham grounded out to third
        • E. Encarnacion: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Encarnacion walked
        • D. Santana: Santana homered to center, Encarnacion scored
        • J. Bruce: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bruce popped out to shortstop
        • R. Healy: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Healy walked
        • O. Narvaez: Ball, Narvaez grounded out to first
        • Middle of the 4th (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Tauchman walked
        • D. LeMahieu: Ball, LeMahieu grounded into double play third to second to first, Tauchman out at second
        • L. Voit: Voit flied out to deep right
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • O. Narvaez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Narvaez lined out to third
        • B. Bishop: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike looking, Bishop struck out looking
        • D. Gordon: Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Gordon singled to center
        • M. Haniger: Ball, Foul, Haniger popped out to second
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Andujar flied out to center
        • C. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Frazier struck out swinging
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner tripled to right
        • G. Urshela: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Urshela singled to left center, Gardner scored
        • T. Estrada: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Estrada reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Urshela out at second
        • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • D. Santana: Foul, Santana flied out to center
        • J. Bruce: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Bruce struck out looking
        • R. Healy: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Healy grounded out to third
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gardner homered to right center
        • G. Urshela: Strike looking, Urshela safe at first on 3rd baseman Healy fielding error
        • T. Estrada: Estrada homered to right center, Urshela scored
        • M. Tauchman: Strike looking, Tauchman doubled to left center
        • D. LeMahieu: LeMahieu singled to left, Tauchman scored
        • L. Voit: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Voit grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, LeMahieu out at second
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sanchez popped out to shortstop
        • End of the 2nd (4 Runs, 4 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • C. Sabathia Pitching:
        • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Haniger struck out swinging
        • T. Beckham: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Beckham struck out swinging
        • E. Encarnacion: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Encarnacion popped out to second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • F. Hernandez Pitching:
        • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Foul, LeMahieu doubled to shallow left
        • L. Voit: Voit homered to left, LeMahieu scored
        • G. Sanchez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Sanchez flied out to right
        • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Andujar fouled out to first
        • C. Frazier: Strike swinging, Frazier grounded out to third
        • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)