Jones Hits 3-run Homer in 11th, Lifts Yankees Over Mariners
SEATTLE (AP) — Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer in the top of the 11th inning and Andrew Miller preserved the lead in the bottom half Tuesday night by striking out Nelson Cruz with two on to end the New York Yankees' 5-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Stephen Drew tied it in the ninth with an RBI double off Seattle closer Fernando Rodney as New York took the first two games of this three-game series.
With two outs, Jones drilled a fastball over the wall in center off reliever Joe Beimel, who relieved Tom Wilhelmsen (1-1) after he allowed two-out hits to Drew and Brett Gardner.
Justin Wilson (2-0) pitched a clean 10th for the win. Miller gave up an RBI single to Robinson Cano in the 11th. Then with Cano and Austin Jackson, who was hit by a pitch from the Yankees closer to reach base for the sixth time, aboard, Miller struck out Cruz for his 16th save.
Mariners hosts Yankees tonight at 7:05
Tijuan Walker on the mound for M's