McCutchen homers again, Yankees hold off Mariners 4-2

SEATTLE (AP) Andrew McCutchen got the Yankees started and Dellin Betances made sure they hung on at the end.

McCutchen hit his second home run in two days, Betances pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the ninth inning and New York held off the Seattle Mariners 4-2 on Saturday night.

Austin Romine hit a go-ahead homer in the seventh for the Yankees, who moved within 7 1/2 games of first-place Boston in the AL East with 20 to play. New York leads Oakland by 3 1/2 games for the league's top wild card.

Seattle loaded the bases with one out against Betances, but he struck out Denard Span and Kyle Seager to earn his third save.

''Tonight he finds himself in a little bit of trouble, but he keeps making pitches,'' Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. ''He kept pounding the strike zone with his fastball and breaking balls, and he came up with a lot of big pitches in that inning. I was just proud of Dellin.''

Betances gave up a double to Mitch Haniger, hit Robinson Cano with a pitch and walked Nelson Cruz before buckling down.

''Everyone knows Betances has great stuff,'' Mariners manager Scott Servais said. ''We hoped to put a little pressure on him and we did. You have to try and look for a mistake. We got some traffic out there, but just didn't get the big hit at the end. It's frustrating. It's been a struggle for a while. You have to square a few more balls up.''

With 20 games remaining, Seattle dropped 7 1/2 behind Oakland for the second AL wild card.

Yankees starter Lance Lynn (9-10) allowed three hits and two runs in six innings. He is 2-2 in eight starts with the team.

''My cutter was there tonight,'' Lynn said. ''For the most part, the command was probably the best it's been all year. Most of it was just in my mind and telling myself not to do too much. Stay within yourself and do what you have to do to put it where you need to. And I was able to do that for the most part.''

Mariners starter Felix Hernandez left in the fifth with right hamstring tightness.

''I slipped a little on the second batter, but I felt it in my last start,'' Hernandez said. ''It was hard to push off.''

McCutchen led off the game by sending Hernandez's changeup down the left-field line and into the seats for his second home run with the Yankees.

Mike Zunino tied it in the third with a homer to straightaway center, his 19th of the season.

Giancarlo Stanton gave New York a 2-1 lead in the fifth on a sacrifice fly to right. The inning started with back-to-back walks by Hernandez before he exited with the hamstring injury.

''Felix felt it more as the game went on,'' Servais said. ''He gave us what he had tonight. We'll see how he feels going forward.''

A bloop single to left by Dee Gordon scored Ben Gamel from second and tied the game at 2 in the fifth.

Romine's home run in the seventh off reliever Nick Vincent (3-3) put the Yankees back in front. Gleyber Torres added a sacrifice fly in the ninth.

''It's fun to contribute,'' Romine said. ''Every time you get in this game you want to help contribute for this team, whatever it is, however it is. We've got some boys who can put the ball in the seats. It's fun to be a part of it.''

MEMORIES

It was 25 years ago Saturday when Servais caught a no-hitter for the Houston Astros that was thrown by Darryl Kile against the New York Mets. Kile died nine years later at age 33 of a heart attack.

''Darryl and I were best friends,'' Servais said. ''That night was really special to me. Games like that with people you're that close to, you never forget.''

Servais remembers something he told Kile that night after the game.

''Darryl and I were very competitive back and forth. It was like, `Don't shake me off,' or `Yeah, OK.' Just a pitcher-catcher thing. And I made a comment that night that one day when we're 55 we'll argue about who was right. Unfortunately, I'll never get to do that with him.

''But I recently was able to spend time with his wife and their kids and see how they're coming along when we were in San Diego. It was good to see them.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Yankees: 3B Miguel Andujar left the game in the ninth inning when he was hit by a pitch on the right forearm. ... SS Didi Gregorius was back in the starting lineup, one day after coming off the 10-day DL. Gregorius, who missed 16 games with a bruised left heel, was 0 for 3 and played six innings before being replaced by Adeiny Hechavarria. Gregorius said Friday he is ready to go all out after playing the last four innings, but Boone wants to be cautious. ''Any time you have a player of that caliber leave, it's hard to keep him out,'' Boone said. ''We'll be excited to get him back, but we also want to be smart about how we bring him back and get him up to full speed.''

Mariners: Cano exited in the ninth when he was hit by a pitch on the left foot. ''He's hobbling around,'' Servais said. ''Hopefully it's nothing serious and it's just a bruise.''

UP NEXT

Yankees lefty CC Sabathia (7-6, 3.54 ERA) makes his 26th start of the season Sunday. Sabathia's 2,970 career strikeouts are the most among active pitchers. He is 17th all-time and third among lefties. RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2-3, 5.56) gets his seventh start of the season for the Mariners and fifth since coming off the disabled list Aug. 12. Ramirez has allowed one earned run or less in four of his last five starts.

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NYY89-53
100010101481
SEA78-64
001010000240
  • W: L. Lynn (9-10)L: N. Vincent (3-3)S: D. Betances (3)
  • HR: NYY - A. McCutchen (17), A. Romine (10), SEA - M. Zunino (19)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
A. McCutchen RF31111101.250.356.415.7707.0
G. Stanton DH30010020.267.339.505.8440.0
A. Hicks CF40000021.248.367.466.833-1.0
L. Voit 1B30000110.296.367.593.9590.5
M. Andujar 3B30200010.298.332.521.8532.5
T. Wade PR01000000.183.234.300.5341.0
N. Walker 3B00000000.221.305.341.6450.0
D. Gregorius SS30000003.268.331.478.8090.0
A. Hechavarria SS10100000.256.288.352.6403.0
G. Torres 2B30210010.280.350.508.8582.5
A. Romine C41111013.251.305.436.7415.5
B. Gardner LF31100111.239.327.372.7004.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Haniger CF40100000.277.362.487.8492.0
    J. Segura SS40000011.311.343.426.770-0.5
    R. Cano 1B30000001.282.366.436.8021.0
    K. Negron PR00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
    N. Cruz DH30000111.263.350.530.8800.5
    A. Romine PR-DH00000000.209.263.227.4900.0
    D. Span LF40000023.272.348.441.789-1.0
    K. Seager 3B40100023.215.265.390.6550.0
    B. Gamel RF31000011.278.352.380.7330.5
    M. Zunino C31111011.191.247.406.6535.5
    D. Gordon 2B30110010.271.291.335.6270.5
      BATTING
      • HR - A. McCutchen (17), A. Romine (10)
      • SF - G. Stanton (10), G. Torres (4)
      • RBI - A. McCutchen (58), G. Stanton (85), G. Torres (69), A. Romine (39)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, D. Gregorius 2 (2), A. Romine, B. Gardner
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Haniger (32)
      • HR - M. Zunino (19)
      • RBI - M. Zunino (41), D. Gordon (28)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon (12)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Cruz, K. Seager 3 (3)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Hechavarria (2), B. Gardner (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - D. Gordon (11)
      FIELDING
      • E - L. Lynn (3)
      FIELDING
      • DP - 3 (Seager-Gordon-Cano; Gordon-Segura-Cano; Segura-Seager)
      • PB - M. Zunino (9)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      L. Lynn (W, 9-10)6.03220215.011.5524.0
      Z. Britton (H, 8)1.00000103.821.303.5
      D. Robertson (H, 17)1.00000302.760.974.5
      D. Betances (S, 3)1.01001302.450.979.5
      PITCHERSIP
      L. Lynn (W, 9-10)6.0
      Z. Britton (H, 8)1.0
      D. Robertson (H, 17)1.0
      D. Betances (S, 3)1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      F. Hernandez4.06213215.461.403.0
      S. Armstrong2.00000100.000.306.5
      N. Vincent (L, 3-3)1.01110114.201.14-3.5
      A. Colome1.00000303.391.214.5
      R. Cook0.21110106.001.42-1.5
      Z. Duke0.10000104.341.600.5
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Betances (5)
      • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 76-43, Z. Britton 13-8, D. Robertson 21-15, D. Betances 26-17
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 9-7, Z. Britton 1-1
      • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 21, Z. Britton 3, D. Robertson 3, D. Betances 6
      PITCHING
      • HBP - R. Cook (2)
      • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 75-42, S. Armstrong 17-11, N. Vincent 17-14, A. Colome 14-10, R. Cook 10-8, Z. Duke 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 8-0, S. Armstrong 1-3, N. Vincent 1-1
      • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 19, S. Armstrong 5, N. Vincent 4, A. Colome 3, R. Cook 4, Z. Duke
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      NYY89-53
      100010101481
      SEA78-64
      001010000240
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      A. McCutchen RF31111101.250.356.415.7707.0
      G. Stanton DH30010020.267.339.505.8440.0
      A. Hicks CF40000021.248.367.466.833-1.0
      L. Voit 1B30000110.296.367.593.9590.5
      M. Andujar 3B30200010.298.332.521.8532.5
      T. Wade PR01000000.183.234.300.5341.0
      N. Walker 3B00000000.221.305.341.6450.0
      D. Gregorius SS30000003.268.331.478.8090.0
      A. Hechavarria SS10100000.256.288.352.6403.0
      G. Torres 2B30210010.280.350.508.8582.5
      A. Romine C41111013.251.305.436.7415.5
      B. Gardner LF31100111.239.327.372.7004.5
      Total304842399-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Haniger CF40100000.277.362.487.8492.0
        J. Segura SS40000011.311.343.426.770-0.5
        R. Cano 1B30000001.282.366.436.8021.0
        K. Negron PR00000000.333.333.333.6670.0
        N. Cruz DH30000111.263.350.530.8800.5
        A. Romine PR-DH00000000.209.263.227.4900.0
        D. Span LF40000023.272.348.441.789-1.0
        K. Seager 3B40100023.215.265.390.6550.0
        B. Gamel RF31000011.278.352.380.7330.5
        M. Zunino C31111011.191.247.406.6535.5
        D. Gordon 2B30110010.271.291.335.6270.5
        Total3124211911-----
        HITTERSAB
        M. Haniger CF4
        J. Segura SS4
        R. Cano 1B3
        K. Negron PR0
        N. Cruz DH3
        A. Romine PR-DH0
        D. Span LF4
        K. Seager 3B4
        B. Gamel RF3
        M. Zunino C3
        D. Gordon 2B3
        Total31
          BATTING
          • HR - A. McCutchen (17), A. Romine (10)
          • SF - G. Stanton (10), G. Torres (4)
          • RBI - A. McCutchen (58), G. Stanton (85), G. Torres (69), A. Romine (39)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - A. McCutchen, D. Gregorius 2 (2), A. Romine, B. Gardner
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Haniger (32)
          • HR - M. Zunino (19)
          • RBI - M. Zunino (41), D. Gordon (28)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Gordon (12)
          • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - N. Cruz, K. Seager 3 (3)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Hechavarria (2), B. Gardner (15)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - D. Gordon (11)
          FIELDING
          • E - L. Lynn (3)
          FIELDING
          • DP - 3 (Seager-Gordon-Cano; Gordon-Segura-Cano; Segura-Seager)
          • PB - M. Zunino (9)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          L. Lynn (W, 9-10)6.03220215.011.5524.0
          Z. Britton (H, 8)1.00000103.821.303.5
          D. Robertson (H, 17)1.00000302.760.974.5
          D. Betances (S, 3)1.01001302.450.979.5
          Total9.0422191---
          PITCHERSIP
          L. Lynn (W, 9-10)6.0
          Z. Britton (H, 8)1.0
          D. Robertson (H, 17)1.0
          D. Betances (S, 3)1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          F. Hernandez4.06213215.461.403.0
          S. Armstrong2.00000100.000.306.5
          N. Vincent (L, 3-3)1.01110114.201.14-3.5
          A. Colome1.00000303.391.214.5
          R. Cook0.21110106.001.42-1.5
          Z. Duke0.10000104.341.600.5
          Total9.0843392---
          PITCHERSIP
          F. Hernandez4.0
          S. Armstrong2.0
          N. Vincent (L, 3-3)1.0
          A. Colome1.0
          R. Cook0.2
          Z. Duke0.1
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - D. Betances (5)
          • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 76-43, Z. Britton 13-8, D. Robertson 21-15, D. Betances 26-17
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 9-7, Z. Britton 1-1
          • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 21, Z. Britton 3, D. Robertson 3, D. Betances 6
          PITCHING
          • HBP - R. Cook (2)
          • Pitches-Strikes - F. Hernandez 75-42, S. Armstrong 17-11, N. Vincent 17-14, A. Colome 14-10, R. Cook 10-8, Z. Duke 5-3
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - F. Hernandez 8-0, S. Armstrong 1-3, N. Vincent 1-1
          • Batters Faced - F. Hernandez 19, S. Armstrong 5, N. Vincent 4, A. Colome 3, R. Cook 4, Z. Duke
          • 9TH INNING
            Torres hit sacrifice fly to right, Wade scored42
          • 7TH INNING
            Romine homered to right32
          • 5TH INNING
            Gordon singled to left, Gamel scored22
            Stanton hit sacrifice fly to right, Gardner scored, McCutchen to third21
          • 3RD INNING
            Zunino homered to center11
          • 1ST INNING
            McCutchen homered to left10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Ryan Cook relieved Alex Colome
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Andujar hit by pitch
            • Tyler Wade ran for Miguel Andujar
            • A. Hechavarria: Ball, Hechavarria singled to deep right center, Wade to third
            • G. Torres: Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Torres hit sacrifice fly to right, Wade scored
            • A. Romine: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Romine struck out swinging, Hechavarria stole second
            • Zach Duke relieved Ryan Cook
            • B. Gardner: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gardner struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 9th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Dellin Betances relieved David Robertson
            • Neil Walker at third base
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Haniger doubled to deep right
            • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Segura struck out swinging
            • R. Cano: Ball, Cano hit by pitch
            • Kristopher Negron ran for Robinson Cano
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Cruz walked, Haniger to third, Negron to second
            • Andrew Romine ran for Nelson Cruz
            • D. Span: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Span struck out on foul tip
            • K. Seager: Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul tip, Seager struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 9th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Alex Colome relieved Nick Vincent
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul tip, Stanton struck out on foul tip
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hicks struck out looking
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Voit struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • David Robertson relieved Zach Britton
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Gamel struck out looking
            • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
            • D. Gordon: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Gordon struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Nick Vincent relieved Shawn Armstrong
            • G. Torres: Ball, Foul, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Torres struck out swinging
            • A. Romine: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Romine homered to right
            • B. Gardner: Strike (foul tip), Gardner grounded out to pitcher
            • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Strike swinging, McCutchen lined out to right
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Zach Britton relieved Lance Lynn
            • N. Cruz: Nelson Cruz facing Lance Lynn
            • Cruz flied out to deep center
            • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Span grounded out to first
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Seager struck out looking
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • S. Armstrong Pitching:
            • L. Voit: Voit grounded out to pitcher
            • M. Andujar: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Andujar struck out on foul tip
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gregorius flied out to left
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Haniger popped out to first
            • J. Segura: Strike looking, Ball, Segura lined out to right
            • R. Cano: Cano lined out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner walked
            • A. McCutchen: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gardner stole second, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, McCutchen walked
            • Shawn Armstrong relieved Felix Hernandez
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gardner to third, McCutchen to second on passed ball, Stanton hit sacrifice fly to right, Gardner scored, McCutchen to third
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Hicks lined out to shortstop, McCutchen out at third
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • K. Seager: Ball, Seager singled to center
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Seager out at second
            • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Zunino grounded out to third, Gamel to second
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Gordon singled to left, Gamel scored
            • M. Haniger: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Gordon caught stealing second, catcher to second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Ball, Andujar reached on an infield single to third
            • D. Gregorius: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to shortstop, Andujar out at second
            • G. Torres: Strike looking, Ball, Torres singled to right
            • A. Romine: Ball, Ball, Romine grounded into fielder's choice to third, Torres out at second
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • R. Cano: Strike looking, Cano popped out to third
            • N. Cruz: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Cruz struck out swinging
            • D. Span: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Span struck out swinging
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • G. Stanton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stanton struck out looking
            • A. Hicks: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks grounded out to second
            • L. Voit: Voit grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Zunino: Zunino homered to center
            • D. Gordon: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Gordon grounded out to third
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Haniger fouled out to first
            • J. Segura: Ball, Foul, Ball, Segura grounded out to second
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • G. Torres: Torres singled to left
            • A. Romine: Ball, Romine grounded out to second, Torres out at second
            • B. Gardner: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Gardner singled to right
            • A. McCutchen: Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Ball, McCutchen grounded out to third
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • D. Span: Foul, Span grounded out to second
            • K. Seager: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Seager lined out to third
            • B. Gamel: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Gamel grounded out to shortstop
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • F. Hernandez Pitching:
            • A. McCutchen: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, McCutchen homered to left
            • G. Stanton: Ball, Stanton grounded out to third
            • A. Hicks: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Hicks struck out swinging
            • L. Voit: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Voit walked
            • M. Andujar: Strike looking, Andujar singled to left, Voit to second
            • D. Gregorius: Ball, Foul, Gregorius grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • L. Lynn Pitching:
            • M. Haniger: Ball, Strike looking, Haniger lined out to right
            • J. Segura: Ball, Ball, Foul, Segura safe at first on Lynn throwing error, Segura to second
            • R. Cano: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Cano grounded out to pitcher
            • N. Cruz: Ball, Cruz grounded out to third
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)