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MLB: Kyle Seager’s double helps Mariners salvage finale against Yankees

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Kyle Seager hit a tiebreaking double with nobody out in the eighth inning and the Seattle Mariners ended a 10-game road trip with a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees on Sunday afternoon.

The Mariners went 4-6 on the trip that featured six losses by two runs or less, including the first three contests in this four-game series.

Seattle put together a rally in the eighth against Lucas Luetge (4-2) when Abraham Toro reached on a fielding error by third baseman Rougned Odor and Mitch Haniger followed with a walk.

Seager followed with a fly ball down the right field line. Aaron Judge raced over but could not get the ball in time and the ball bounced over his glove into the stands.

After Seattle manager Scott Servais and rookie Jarred Kelenic were ejected for arguing a called third strike by plate umpire Lance Barrett, Cal Raleigh followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0. Seager was thrown out at home on the play.

Paul Sewald (7-3) got four of his five outs via strikeouts after allowing Joey Gallo’s go-ahead, three-run homer in Thursday’s series opener. He got two strikeouts with two on to end the sixth in relief of Casey Sadler and fanned Judge and Gallo in the seventh.

Drew Steckenrider pitched two innings for his fourth save and ended it by striking out Judge with a runner on second.

Seattle left-hander Yusei Kikuchi allowed four hits in five innings. He struck out six and walked three while keeping the Yankees off-balance at times with a deceptive delivery that featured a slight hesitation.

New York rookie Luis Gil followed up a strong debut Tuesday against Baltimore by allowing two hits in five innings. He struck out eight, walked two and has thrown 11 scoreless innings to start his major league career.

The Yankees saw a five-game winning streak halted after putting first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the COVID-19 list before the game. New York also lost for the third time in its past 13 games since July 25 in Boston

–Field Level Media

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