Cano took Pineda deep again in the sixth, hitting another two-run shot to the second deck in right field to put the Mariners back in front, 4-2.

CHICAGO – Mike Moustakas and Alex Rios each slammed solo home runs as Kansas City beat Chicago White to open a split doubleheader at U.S. Cellular Field.

Rodriguez turns 40 in 10 days.

“I was hoping that ball certainly went out”, Rodriguez said.

Noah Syndergaard gets the call on Friday and it’s important that he turns in a good start because he has struggled on the road so far (0-3, 5.33 ERA in five starts).

“You know what? He has been as good as anyone I’ve ever been around, the way he has handled this season”, Girardi said.

The Yankees got the second half of the season off to the flawless start.

In the bottom of the seventh the Yankees were able to break the tie.

“He held up great the first half, ” Girardi said. “I didn’t want to walk him”.

Entering Friday’s game, A-Rod had hit two of his homers in high-leverage situations and had a. 969 OPS in 34 plate appearances.

Yankees: LHP CC Sabathia faces the Mariners for a second time this year. “He gave up a couple big hits to Seager, but he kept his composure, kept us in the game, and gave us a chance to win”.

Left off the AL All-Star team, a rested A-Rod hit his 19th homer of the season and 673rd of his career. The teams wont have much time to rest, as Michael Pineda will be on the mound at 1:05 for game two of the series.

Relievers Dellin betances and Andrew Miller each pitched a scoreless inning in relief.

Trout, who led off Tuesday’s All-Star Game with a home run against major league ERA leader Zack Greinke, drove an 0-1 pitch from Red Sox closer Koji Uehara (2-4) way over the fence in left-center for his American League-leading 27th homer. Cruz is 0-for-12 lifetime vs. the Japanese right-hander, fanning six times.

The Yankees’ lead only lasted until Seager, in his next at-bat, crushed a first-pitch sinker from Tanaka for a two-run homer with two outs in the fifth.

TORONTO – Curt Casali led off the eighth inning with his second home run of the season to lift Tampa Bay over Toronto. The Yankees have scored 15 runs in their last three games and four or more runs in five of their last six games. He singled and bought throughout the game-tying sole by Brian McCann in the fifth inning, after that he despatched the game-winning residence encounter the Yankees bullpen in the 7th. He said the practice and a follow-up meeting were created to get the kinks out and focus the players.

“This ballpark obviously, the Yankees and everything, it’s got a lot of history to it, so it’s a cool place”, Seager said.

Yankees second. B.McCann grounded out, first baseman Morrison to pitcher Montgomery.

Mariners: LHP J.A. Happ is set to return from the Class A Bakersfield roster and start Monday night in Detroit. After getting a two-out single in the third, Cano snapped a 2-2 tie by sending Pineda’s 0-and-1 pitch into the right field seats with nobody out in the sixth.

Many people have complained about various aspects to Yankee Stadium II. Tanaka allowed just one run on three hits and struck out nine in seven innings.