Haniger’s legs, glove send Mariners over Yankees 3-2

first_imgHaniger’s legs, glove send Mariners over Yankees 3-2 Seattle takes 1 of 3 games from N.Y. The Columbian is becoming a rare example of a news organization with local, family ownership. Subscribe today to support local journalism and help us to build a stronger community. Haniger reached third on Jean Segura’s sacrifice bunt. With the infield in, Robinson Cano hit a broken-bat roller up the middle. Haniger was running on contact and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria made a quick throw home, but Haniger just got his right hand on the plate before the tag from catcher Austin Romine.“I just wanted to get as low as possible to avoid the tag by making the catcher reach as far as possible,” Haniger said. “I take pride in every facet of the game. I had some great coaches coming up that taught me how to play the game right.”Edwin Diaz pitched the ninth for his 54th save and 27th one-run save, both the most in baseball. But it took a diving grab by Haniger on Giancarlo Stanton’s fly ball to stop a possible New York rally.Andrew McCutchen was hit by a pitch with two outs before Haniger’s catch off Stanton’s broken-bat fly to shallow right. Published: September 9, 2018, 5:05pm By Associated Press “I had to play real deep to respect his power,” Haniger said. “It kind of blooped in there and hauled over as fast as I could and made the play. Once I got to full speed, I felt I was going to get it.”Haniger, an All-Star for the first time this year, has 24 homers and 85 RBIs this season.“Mitch is a very good all-around player,” manager Scott Servais said. “We all know about his power, but his defense and the way he runs the bases makes him a heck of a player.”The loss kept the Yankees from sweeping the three-game series and leaves New York only 2 1/2 games ahead of Oakland for the league’s top wild-card spot. Seattle Mariners’ Mitch Haniger is congratulated in the dugout after scoring against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer) Photo Gallery Miguel Andujar’s double down the left field line gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Stanton hit a towering pop to shallow left that dropped for a double.The Mariners answered with two runs in the bottom of the first off four consecutive singles against starter CC Sabathia, with Ryon Healy and Cameron Maybin each driving in a run.The Yankees loaded the bases with three singles to start the fourth against starter Erasmo Ramirez, but only score one run off a walk to McCutchen, tying the game at 2-2.“Disappointing, no question,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “That fourth inning, had them on the ropes there and a chance to do some damage, and just couldn’t get that hit to push us over. It was a chance to have a great weekend. Obviously, a tough one here.” UP NEXTAfter an off day Monday, Seattle ends the homestand with a two-game series against the Padres that starts Tuesday. LHP Marco Gonzales (12-9, 4.32 ERA) is expected to come off the 10-day DL (neck strain) and make his 26th start to the season Tuesday. Gonzales lost four consecutive starts before going on the DL Aug. 27, allowing 23 earned runs over 20 innings. SEATTLE — Mitch Haniger hit the deck three times for the Mariners late in Sunday’s game. The first two put Seattle ahead against the New York Yankees. The next converted the lead into a victory.Haniger dashed home to score the go-ahead run on a grounder in the eighth inning, then made a diving catch for the final out that gave the Mariners a 3-2 win over the Yankees.Haniger started the eighth with a walk off reliever Dellin Betances (4-5) before stealing second by reaching in with his right hand at the last second.“I was just trying to miss the tag,” Haniger said. “I knew if I went in with my left hand it would have been a lot closer.”center_img Receive latest stories and local news in your email: By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. Share: Subscribe Today 2 Photos GARDNER TOSSEDBrett Gardner was ejected after his at-bat in the ninth inning when he had a heated argument with plate umpire Jeremie Rehak after he struck out. Garner didn’t like the called second strike.“I just felt like that was a big pitch. My at-bat went from being 3-0 to being 2-1 against a guy that throws 100,” Gardner said. “I let my emotions get the best of me and was frustrated a little bit, and obviously, I said too much.”TRAINER’S ROOMYankees: Andujar, normally the 3B, was the DH after leaving the game Saturday night in the ninth inning when he was hit by a pitch on the right forearm. … SS Didi Gregorius, who came off the 10-day DL Friday, did not start Sunday after starting Saturday night before leaving the game in the seventh inning. Yankees manager Aaron Boone has said they plan to bring Gregorius back gradually.Mariners: Cano started at second base after leaving Saturday night’s game in the ninth when he was hit by a pitch on the left foot. … Seattle manager Scott Servais wasn’t sure when RHP Felix Hernandez will make his next start after leaving Saturday’s game in the fifth inning because of tightness in his right hamstring. “We’ll see where we slot him back in,” Servais said. “He might need an extra day. 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Nike ‘deeply concerned’ by ‘disturbing’ Ronaldo rape claims

first_img Share: By ROB HARRIS, AP Global Soccer Writer Share: Breaking its silence on the alleged assault, Juventus strongly backed its most expensive star in a Twitter statement.“Cristiano Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus,” the Italian league champions said. “The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who has come into contact with this great champion.” LONDON  — Pressure built on Cristiano Ronaldo from his sponsors Thursday after Nike joined EA Sports in expressing its deep concern with the rape allegation facing the soccer star.The five-time world player of the year has denied the claim. Late Thursday night, he received public backing from his Italian club, Juventus, shortly after Nike issued its statement to The Associated Press.Nike has had a contract with the 33-year-old Ronaldo, one of the wealthiest and most famous soccer players in the world, since 2003. The latest terms signed in 2016 are worth a reported $1 billion and Ronaldo has suggested that it was a deal “for life.”But the Beaverton, Oregon-based apparel maker is troubled by the details emerging in a lawsuit filed last week in a Nevada state court by a woman who alleges she was raped by Ronaldo in Las Vegas in 2009. Published: October 4, 2018, 11:53am GO Nike ‘deeply concerned’ by ‘disturbing’ Ronaldo rape claims By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation,” Nike said in an emailed statement to the AP.Ronaldo wears Nike boots and appears in its advertising.The Portugal captain is also the face of the EA Sports FIFA video game franchise, appearing on the cover of the 2019 game that was released worldwide last week.“We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo,” EA Sports told the AP. “We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.”Whereas other players might be winding down their careers at 33, Ronaldo is still in demand by leading clubs around the world. Ronaldo made the third big transfer of this career in July, leaving Real Madrid after nine years for Juventus, a move that cost the Italian club 112 million euros (then $132 million). Receive latest stories and local news in your email:last_img read more