Severino, Gardner lead Yankees to 4-1 win over Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) In the past week, Luis Severino has tossed a gem at Fenway Park against Chris Sale and outpitched Felix Hernandez in Seattle.

The 23-year-old All-Star is becoming the ace of the New York Yankees' staff this season.

''I enjoy it. I knew it was going to be tough every time I face a guy like Felix,'' Severino said. ''I just tried to bring my A stuff, tried to make pitches, tried to get hitters out.''

Severino pitched out of trouble to throw seven shutout innings, Brett Gardner hit a solo home run off Hernandez, and the Yankees added three unearned runs late for a 4-1 win over the Mariners on Thursday night.

Severino (6-4) was overpowering when he needed to be, striking out six and getting his fastball to flash triple-digits on the stadium scoreboard even in the seventh. He allowed eight hits, but was outstanding in the big moments. The right-hander escaped jams in the first, second and most notably the fourth inning when Seattle had runners at the corners with no outs and was unable to score.

''It shows you he understands what he needs to do,'' New York manager Joe Girardi said. ''He has to get after it from the first hitter and that's exactly what he's doing because two runs could beat you when you're facing guys like that.''

Gardner took advantage of the one costly mistake by Hernandez (5-4), driving a 2-1 pitch into the right-field seats with one out in the sixth. Other than that, Hernandez was as good as he's been in 2017, striking out a season-high nine and pitching at least seven innings for the second time.

Aaron Judge added a broken-bat RBI single in the eighth. It was just his fourth hit in 29 at-bats since the All-Star break. The Yankees added a pair of runs in the ninth with two outs on second baseman Robinson Cano's throwing error, allowing Didi Gregorius and Todd Frazier to score.

Three of New York's four runs were unearned.

It was a vintage performance by Hernandez, all the way down to the lack of run support - a staple of his career with the Mariners. Hernandez has always pitched well against New York, and he was successful staying on the edges with his fastball, getting the Yankees to chase off-speed pitches out of the zone.

But he paid for a fastball he left in the middle of the plate when Gardner smacked his 16th home run of the season.

''You face a guy like Severino today, you can't make any mistakes. I made one mistake against Gardner and he hit a homer,'' Hernandez said. ''I was trying to go sinker down and away, and it didn't sink.''

The Mariners left eight runners on base in the first five innings, failing to score in the fourth with runners on first and third and no outs. Mitch Haniger popped out and Jarrod Dyson's shallow fly failed to get Kyle Seager in from third. Mike Zunino walked to load the bases, but Severino got a groundout from Jean Segura to end the inning.

''Severino was as good as we've seen all year,'' Seattle manager Scott Servais said. ''We've had some well-pitched games against us, but just the stuff that he fired out there, you don't see guys carry the velocity that late in the ballgame.''

SHAKY FINISH

Dellin Betances and Aroldis Chapman were both shaky in closing out the victory. Betances allowed two baserunners in the eighth and Chapman gave up one run, one hit and one walk in the ninth. Cano's RBI double scored Seattle's only run.

''It's something we're trying to get straightened out,'' Girardi said. ''I've said all along, in the long term, no, but right now, yeah, we're trying to get them right.''

FIRST AT FIRST

Chase Headley made his first start of the season at first base, moving across the diamond after the acquisition of Frazier. Headley had appeared in four games this season at first base and 14 total in his career.

''He looked really comfortable. I thought he did a really good job,'' Girardi said.

ROTATION CHANGE

Seattle will put right-hander Yovani Gallardo back into the starting rotation in the series finale Sunday. The Mariners optioned Sam Gaviglio to Triple-A Tacoma and recalled right-handed reliever Max Povse. Gallardo had a 0.79 ERA in relief. He was 3-7 with a 6.30 ERA in 14 starts prior to his move to the bullpen in June. Seattle will still need to make a roster move when newly acquired reliever David Phelps joins the team. Phelps, obtained from Miami for four prospects, is expected to arrive Friday.

UP NEXT

Yankees: CC Sabathia (8-3) is tied for the team lead in wins. He'll be making his 16th start of the season and is coming off six shutout innings in a victory over Boston.

Mariners: Andrew Moore (1-1) is looking to bounce back from giving up three home runs in his last start against the White Sox.

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  • W: L. Severino (6-4)L: F. Hernandez (5-4)
  • HR: NYY - B. Gardner (16)
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HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
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G. Sanchez C30000121.271.351.483.8340.0
A. Judge RF30110120.312.434.6421.0762.0
M. Holliday DH40000024.242.340.472.812-1.0
S. Castro 2B40000000.308.345.474.8200.0
D. Gregorius SS31200100.295.327.473.8005.0
T. Frazier 3B41100012.207.328.428.7571.5
J. Ellsbury CF40000002.249.324.360.6850.0
C. Headley 1B41200010.260.341.370.7112.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Segura SS50100024.344.382.470.8520.0
    B. Gamel LF50100032.317.371.444.8140.5
    R. Cano 2B50310002.271.333.472.8065.0
    N. Cruz DH50100013.283.365.520.8850.5
    K. Seager 3B30100013.254.321.430.7512.5
    D. Valencia 1B40200000.273.332.435.7672.0
    M. Haniger RF40100004.265.367.454.8211.0
    J. Dyson CF40000015.239.320.361.680-0.5
    M. Zunino C20000211.232.300.468.7691.5
    G. Heredia PR01000000.269.331.357.6871.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Gregorius (14)
      • HR - B. Gardner (16)
      • RBI - B. Gardner (43), A. Judge (68)
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Gamel (17), R. Cano (15), K. Seager (21)
      • RBI - R. Cano (65)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (17)
      FIELDING
      • E - L. Severino (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Cano (7), J. Segura (10)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Severino (W, 6-4)7.08001603.211.1125.0
      D. Betances (H, 11)1.01000102.781.332.5
      A. Chapman1.01111203.651.461.0
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Severino (W, 6-4)7.0
      D. Betances (H, 11)1.0
      A. Chapman1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Hernandez (L, 5-4)7.03112913.881.3617.5
      J. Pazos0.11100003.411.27-1.0
      T. Zych0.21001002.101.17-2.0
      M. Povse1.02200007.362.731.0
      PITCHERSIP
      F. Hernandez (L, 5-4)7.0
      J. Pazos0.1
      T. Zych0.2
      M. Povse1.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - A. Chapman (4)
      • HBP - D. Betances (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 100-71, D. Betances 19-12, A. Chapman 25-15
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 8-7, D. Betances 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Severino 30, D. Betances 5, A. Chapman 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 107-66, J. Pazos 8-6, T. Zych 11-4, M. Povse 31-18
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 5-6, J. Pazos 2-0, T. Zych 1-0, M. Povse 2-2
      • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 25, J. Pazos 3, T. Zych 3, M. Povse 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Gardner LF51111013.254.347.450.7975.5
      G. Sanchez C30000121.271.351.483.8340.0
      A. Judge RF30110120.312.434.6421.0762.0
      M. Holliday DH40000024.242.340.472.812-1.0
      S. Castro 2B40000000.308.345.474.8200.0
      D. Gregorius SS31200100.295.327.473.8005.0
      T. Frazier 3B41100012.207.328.428.7571.5
      J. Ellsbury CF40000002.249.324.360.6850.0
      C. Headley 1B41200010.260.341.370.7112.5
      Total3447213912-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        J. Segura SS50100024.344.382.470.8520.0
        B. Gamel LF50100032.317.371.444.8140.5
        R. Cano 2B50310002.271.333.472.8065.0
        N. Cruz DH50100013.283.365.520.8850.5
        K. Seager 3B30100013.254.321.430.7512.5
        D. Valencia 1B40200000.273.332.435.7672.0
        M. Haniger RF40100004.265.367.454.8211.0
        J. Dyson CF40000015.239.320.361.680-0.5
        M. Zunino C20000211.232.300.468.7691.5
        G. Heredia PR01000000.269.331.357.6871.0
        Total37110102924-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Gregorius (14)
          • HR - B. Gardner (16)
          • RBI - B. Gardner (43), A. Judge (68)
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Gamel (17), R. Cano (15), K. Seager (21)
          • RBI - R. Cano (65)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Cano (17)
          FIELDING
          • E - L. Severino (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - R. Cano (7), J. Segura (10)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Severino (W, 6-4)7.08001603.211.1125.0
          D. Betances (H, 11)1.01000102.781.332.5
          A. Chapman1.01111203.651.461.0
          Total9.01011290---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Severino (W, 6-4)7.0
          D. Betances (H, 11)1.0
          A. Chapman1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Hernandez (L, 5-4)7.03112913.881.3617.5
          J. Pazos0.11100003.411.27-1.0
          T. Zych0.21001002.101.17-2.0
          M. Povse1.02200007.362.731.0
          Total9.0741391---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Hernandez (L, 5-4)7.0
          J. Pazos0.1
          T. Zych0.2
          M. Povse1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - A. Chapman (4)
          • HBP - D. Betances (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Severino 100-71, D. Betances 19-12, A. Chapman 25-15
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Severino 8-7, D. Betances 1-1
          • Batters Faced - L. Severino 30, D. Betances 5, A. Chapman 5
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 107-66, J. Pazos 8-6, T. Zych 11-4, M. Povse 31-18
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 5-6, J. Pazos 2-0, T. Zych 1-0, M. Povse 2-2
          • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 25, J. Pazos 3, T. Zych 3, M. Povse 6
          • 9TH INNING
            Cano doubled to deep right center, Heredia scored41
            Headley safe at first on 2nd baseman Cano fielding error, Gregorius and Frazier scored, Headley to second40
          • 8TH INNING
            Judge singled to shallow right, Headley scored, Gardner to third, Sanchez to second20
          • 6TH INNING
            Gardner homered to right center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Max Povse relieved Tony Zych
            • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Castro fouled out to first
            • D. Gregorius: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gregorius singled to shallow center
            • T. Frazier: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Frazier singled to left, Gregorius to second
            • J. Ellsbury: Ball, Ellsbury flied out to left
            • C. Headley: Ball, Ball, Headley safe at first on 2nd baseman Cano fielding error, Gregorius and Frazier scored, Headley to second
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Gardner grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Aroldis Chapman relieved Dellin Betances
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Zunino walked
            • Guillermo Heredia ran for Mike Zunino
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Heredia to second on wild pitch, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging, Heredia to third on fielder's indifference
            • R. Cano: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Cano doubled to deep right center, Heredia scored
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Cruz flied out to right
            • End of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • James Pazos relieved Felix Hernandez
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ellsbury grounded out to pitcher
            • C. Headley: Strike swinging, Ball, Headley singled to shallow center
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Gardner reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Headley to second on shortstop Segura fielding error
            • Tony Zych relieved James Pazos
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Sanchez walked, Headley to third, Gardner to second
            • A. Judge: Ball, Ball, Judge singled to shallow right, Headley scored, Gardner to third, Sanchez to second
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Holliday grounded into double play third to first, Sanchez out at third
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • Dellin Betances relieved Luis Severino
            • N. Cruz: Cruz flied out to right
            • K. Seager: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Seager hit by pitch
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Valencia singled to shallow right, Seager to second
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Haniger reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Seager to third, Valencia out at second
            • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Dyson struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • M. Holliday: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
            • S. Castro: Castro grounded out to third
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Ball, Gregorius doubled to deep right
            • T. Frazier: Frazier popped out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • J. Segura: Segura singled to center
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
            • R. Cano: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Cano flied out to deep right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • C. Headley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Headley struck out swinging
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gardner homered to right center
            • G. Sanchez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Valencia flied out to left
            • M. Haniger: Strike swinging, Haniger grounded out to first
            • J. Dyson: Strike looking, Ball, Dyson grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Gregorius flied out to center
            • T. Frazier: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Frazier flied out to center
            • J. Ellsbury: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ellsbury lined out to left
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • B. Gamel: Gamel grounded out to first
            • R. Cano: Foul, Foul, Cano singled to left center
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • K. Seager: Ball, Seager lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • A. Judge: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Judge walked
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Holliday grounded into double play third to second to first, Judge out at second
            • S. Castro: Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Seager doubled to left
            • D. Valencia: Valencia singled to center, Seager to third
            • M. Haniger: Haniger popped out to first
            • J. Dyson: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Dyson flied out to shallow center
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Zunino walked, Valencia to second
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Segura reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Zunino out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • J. Ellsbury: Ellsbury grounded out to second
            • C. Headley: Strike looking, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Headley singled to shallow left
            • B. Gardner: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • G. Sanchez: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Sanchez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Segura grounded out to shortstop
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gamel struck out swinging
            • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Cano singled to left
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Cruz grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • M. Holliday: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Holliday struck out swinging
            • S. Castro: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Castro lined out to center
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gregorius walked
            • T. Frazier: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Frazier struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • D. Valencia: Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Ball, Valencia lined out to center
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger singled to right
            • J. Dyson: Haniger to second on Severino fielding error, Dyson grounded out to second, Haniger to third
            • M. Zunino: Strike swinging, Zunino flied out to left
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Gardner grounded out to pitcher
            • G. Sanchez: Strike looking, Ball, Sanchez lined out to third
            • A. Judge: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Judge struck out looking
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Severino Pitching:
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Segura struck out on foul tip
            • B. Gamel: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Gamel doubled to left
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Ball, Cano reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Gamel out at third
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz singled to left, Cano to second
            • K. Seager: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Seager struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)