M’s Can’t Hold Back Yanks In 6-4 Loss Sunday
In what eventually came down to a battle between bullpens, it was the Mariners' who blinked, allowing the New York Yankees to win their first series since early June with a 6-4 comeback win at Safeco Field on Sunday afternoon.
On a weekend that saw over 150,000 fans go through the turnstiles during the four game set, the Seattle offense left many M's fans disappointed as they could only muster six runs in losing three out of four games to the Bronx Bombers.
Seattle did all of their damage in the fourth inning after starter Yovani Gallardo surrendered three solo home runs to Brett Gardner who lead-off the game, and two by DiDi Gregorious, in the first three innings. A two-run single by former Yankees farmhand Ben Gamel was followed by a two-run double by fellow outfielder Guillermo Heredia to give Seattle a short-lived 4-3 lead after four innings.
New York got to Seattle reliever Tony Zych in the sixth for three runs and Dellin Betances, David Robertson and Aroldis Chapman pitched lockdown innings after New York took the lead for good.