CC looking to rebound against Millwood
After an off-day Thursday for both the Mariners and Yankees, Ichiro will meet his old team again -- this time in his new home park. And it just so happens his old team is playing the better brand of baseball of late.
New York hosts Seattle for a three-game weekend series in the Bronx starting at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday. That's the start of a nine-game road trip for the Mariners, who are riding a seven-game win streak.
"Just the overall feel of the baseball club [is different]," Mariners manager Eric Wedge said. "They're not putting as much heat on themselves individually, I think they're collectively counting on each other. Knowing that not one individual has to do it. I think you look different areas of our club, everybody's contributing. With that, you win baseball games in different fashions, which is what you want."
The Yankees, meanwhile, just snapped another four-game losing streak, their second in two weeks, with a 12-3 win over the Orioles on Wednesday. The Yanks are wrapping a nine-game homestand with the Seattle series. "You're going to go through really good streaks, and you're going to go through tough streaks," Yankees manager Girardi said. "A lot of people say, when you're going great you're probably not as good as when you're going great. When you're going bad, you're not as bad. We've got a long ways to go. We know we've got our work cut out for us, and we're not playing well right now, but it's part of the game."
CC Sabathia gets the start for New York after a poor outing against the Red Sox his last time out. He did not face Seattle when the Yankees took two of three at Safeco Field from July 23-25, but he went 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA against them last year. Against the Red Sox on Saturday, Sabathia let up six runs in as many innings.
The Mariners will counter with Kevin Millwood, who held the Royals to one run in 6 1/3 inning his last time out.
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