Masahiro Tanaka tossed eight scoreless innings and struck out 10 Mariners as the Yankees took the series opener Friday night in Seattle, 4-0. Gleyber Torres and Andrew McCutchen went deep for the Bombers' runs. >> Box score
What you need to know about Friday's game
1) Tanaka was brilliant from the get-go. He allowed just three hits, one of which was an infield hit, and kept the Mariners off balance all evening. He face a two-on, two-out jam in the sixth inning but struck out Robinson Cano to avoid any damage.
2) Torres got the scoring going with a two-run homer off James Paxton in the second inning. An inning later, McCutchen took Paxton out to left field for his first Yankee home run. He had been 1-for-17 in pinstripes before the at-bat.
3) New York put together six hits. Outside of the two home runs, Luke Voit had two singles while Adeiny Hechavarria and Brett Gardner each had a hit.
4) Didi Gregorius returned off the bench, relieving Miguel Andujar in the sixth inning. He went 0-for-1 while looking like his old self at shortstop.
The Yankees continue their three-game series in Seattle against the Mariners on Saturday at 9:05 p.m. ET. Lance Lynn will battle veteran starter Felix Hernandez.