Teixeira Homers in 8th, Lifts Yankees Over Mariners 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Teixeira homered with two outs in the eighth inning, and the New York Yankees rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday for a series win.
On a steamy day with a gametime temperature of 92 degrees — a thermometer in the photographers' well down the first base line read over 100 — both Cy Young Award winning starters, CC Sabathia and Felix Hernandez, were done after six impressive innings with the score tied 1-all.
Sabathia, the 2007 AL Cy Young winner, had one of his best starts of the year, allowing six hits and striking out seven. Hernandez, selected in 2010, yielded five hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Teixeira, who had three hits, connected on a 1-2 pitch from former closer Fernando Rodney (2-4).
Dellin Betances (6-2) walked two in the eighth but got Mark Trumbo to pop out to end the threat. Andrew Miller finished for his 20th save in 20 chances.