Haggerty hits pinch homer and M’s hang on to beat Yanks 8-6

Pinch-hitter Sam Haggerty opened the 7th with a go-ahead homer, Andrés Muñoz escaped a base-packed jam in the 9th, and the Mariners held on to an 8-6 win.

NEW YORK (AP) — Pinch hitter Sam Haggerty opened the seventh inning with a go-ahead homerAndrés Muñoz escaped a base-packed jam in the ninth game, and the Seattle Mariners held on to an 8-6 win over the New York Yankees on Tuesday night after squandering a four-run lead.

Fighting for the left-hander who beat Jarred Kelenic against left-hander Lucas Luetge (3-4), switch-hitting Haggerty broke a 6-6 tie by lifting a 1-0 cutter to the pitches in left field.

Haggerty scored two days after being stabbed over one eye, an injury he sustained when he was hit by his helmet, which was thrown after failing a bunt.

“The stitches didn’t matter much,” Haggerty said. “Hiting a home run at Yankee Stadium is pretty cool, probably something every kid dreams of. I was lucky enough to get a good spot and put a keg on it.”

Haggerty, who had been a 0-for-10 pinch hitter in his big league career. connected after Josh Donaldson hit a tied two-run homer in the sixth in front of Logan Gilbert, Donaldson’s first homer since July 8.

“We gave him a few days off, but Hags has an opportunity to affect the game in different ways once he gets there,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said.

Muñoz threw at up to 102.6 mph and loaded bases with two outs after DJ LeMahieu was a single and Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo walked. Muñoz beat pinch hitter Gleyber Torres with a slider for his second save.

“Tonight was a great learning experience for me,” Muñoz said through a translator.

Seattle is 5-8 since entering the All-Star break with 14 straight wins.

“It was the epitome of a team win, if we had one,” said Servais. “Everybody pitches in”

Eugenio Suárez and Cal Raleigh beat Jameson Taillon, who allowed four walks, early homers that all scored. Taillon gave up six runs — five earned — in 4 2/3 innings and pitched after New York traded starting mate Jordan Montgomery to St. Louis for Gold Glove-winning midfielder Harrison Bader.

“I think we’re significantly better,” observed Yankees manager Aaron Boone, “but like I’ve been saying all along, we’re only now better in name and on paper. It’s up to us to prove it.”

Seattle also made moves before the game, acquiring two injured San Francisco players in left-hander Matthew Boyd and catcher Curt Casali. The Mariners also picked up infielder Jake Lamb from the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Suárez hit a two-run drive with three batters in and Raleigh reached Monument Park in the second.

Carlos Santana drove one night after his 1,500th. Goals in three runs. He hit a sacrifice fly to put Seattle 4-0 up in the third and added two runs in the fifth.

Adam Frazier beat an RBI single ahead of Albert Abreu in ninth place. Lou Trivino then made his Yankees debut, throwing at catcher Jose Trevino.

Scott Effross, another assist received from New York this week, started seventh in his Yankees debut.

Donaldson, who came in in a 3-on-32 slide, hit an RBI double to start a three-run fourth. Trevino hit a homer in two runs and took his season total to 10 — one more than his career total earlier in the year.

Rizzo started the sixth by homering in a fourth straight game. After a Matt Carpenter single, Donaldson equalized by hitting a first-pitch fastball into the New York bullpen.

Gilbert allowed six runs and seven hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Penn Murfee (2-0) allowed Trevino a double and Isiah Kiner-Falefa an infield single before Aaron Hicks hit a double play by the sixth end.


Mariners: 1B Ty France pulled off a tee in the batting cage and missed a third straight game with a sore left wrist.

Yankees: RHP Luis Severino (right lat) played catch from 90 feet and said he was surprised to be promoted to the 60-day IL on Monday. “I wasn’t happy. I didn’t expect that,” said Severino. “If that’s the plan, I’m going to have to come back healthy, I just have to follow the plan.”…RHP Frankie Montas is activated during this weekend’s three-game series in St. Louis. … The Yankees selected RHP Carlos Espinal to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre and recalled Triple-A OF Tim Locastro. … C Ben Rortvedt, who injured his incline bands in spring training, was activated from 60-day IL and switched to triple-A.


RHP Luis Castillo (4-4, 2.86 ERA) makes his debut for the Mariners on Wednesday against New York ace Gerrit Cole (9-3, 3.30). Castillo is serving in the Bronx for the second time in almost three weeks. He took a no-hit bid in the sixth inning of his July 14 start for the Reds.

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