The marquee pitcher's duel in The Bronx between James Paxton and Luis Severino looked as if it was going to vaporize after just one inning. The two fireballers gave up a combined six runs in the first before settling in, however. The score remained 4-2 in New York's favor until the sixth when former Yankee Ben Gamel drove Nelson Cruz in to close the Yankee lead to 4-3 which is how it ultimately wound up.

Seattle had numerous scoring opportunities throughout the game but couldn't capitalize, going 1-12 with Runners In Scoring Position and stranding another 7 on base, including the tying run at second base in the 9th inning.

The Mariners next head to Boston to take on the Red Sox in a three-game series before winding up their east coast road trip with four against the Baltimore Orioles.

Seattle, currently securing a __ game lead over Los Angeles in the AL Wild Card standings while still trailing the red-hot Houston Astros by 2 games in the Western Division.