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In a game where runs were hard to come by, the New York Yankees ran themselves out for several innings.
In a 1–0 win over the Seattle Mariners, the Yankees drove in extra innings with four outs on the base paths.
In the 10th inning, Andrew Benintendi and Tim Locastro attempted to steal twice but Benintendi left the base early and picked off Mariners pitcher Paul Sewald.
In the 11th inning, Aaron Hicks hit a line drive at second basemen Adam Frazier and Miguel Andujar stepped toward third base after Frazier made the catch. Frazier couldn’t get back on base in time to throw a ball to J.P. Crawford to double up Anduzer.
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In the 12th inning, after Isiah Kiner-Falefa hit a ground ball to pitcher Matthew Festa, Jose Trevino was caught between second and third base and fell short.
The Mariners tagged out Trevino trying to advance to third base. Kiner-Falefa tried to advance to second base to “turn” Trevino into an extra-inning automatic base runner while the rundown was happening, but the Mariners stayed on top of it and forced Kiner-Falefa off the baseline into another double play.
In the 11th and 12th innings, the Yankees only allowed two batters in each inning due to their base running errors.
The Yankees’ bullpen was able to match the Mariners’ scoreless innings until the 13th, when Jonathan Loisiga surrendered a walk-off single to pinch hitter Luis Torrance.
Matt Brash got the win for the Mariners after the bases were loaded in the top of the 13th inning.
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The starting pitchers were incredible: Luis Castillo went eight shutout innings but gave up just three hits and struck out seven batters while Gerrit Cole threw seven shutout innings, giving up just four hits and striking out eight hitters.
It was a nice bounce-back start for Cole as the same Mariners team ambushed him in a six-run first inning at Yankee Stadium last week.
For Castillo, it was a continuation of last week’s start against the Yankees, where he threw seven strong innings, allowing just three runs in his Mariner debut.
With the win, the Mariners maintain their spot in the second AL wild card spot, a half game back in the race for Tampa Bay.
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Despite the loss, the Yankees still lead the AL East by 10.5 games as the Toronto Blue Jays lost.