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Lucky 13: Mariners top Yankees in extras for tense 1-0 win

SEATTLE (AP) — Pinch-hitter Luis Torrens scored for Eugenio Suárez with an out in the 13th inning, and the Seattle Mariners defeated the New York Yankees 1-0 Tuesday night in a game dominated by Gerrit Cole Luis Castillo.

The two aces were overwhelming in the late innings before handing it off to bullpens who managed to keep the game scoreless late into the night.

Some poor base runs from the Yankees helped, as did the Mariners’ lack of execution, as both teams had chances to finally get a run early in the extra frames.

It was the first major league game to reach the 13th inning scoreless since Tampa Bay vs. Detroit on Aug. 17, 2019 — before new rules introduced in 2020 that employed an automatic runner at second base to score each additional inning start.

Finally, the Mariners came through on the 13th. Cal Raleigh edged out Jonathan Loáisiga (1-3) to promote Suárez from second to third place. An out later, Sam Haggerty was deliberately led to load bases and Torrens lined a 0-2 pitch into right field to set off a wild, exhausted celebration.

The lack of runs left Castillo and Cole out of the decider on a night that both deserved a win.

Cole strayed four hits and batted eight in seven innings — a drastic turnaround after he was shaken for six runs in the first inning less than a week ago the last time he faced the Mariners.

Castillo allowed three hits and knocked out seven in eight innings.

Matt Brash (3-3) threw two innings of relief to claim the win. Seattle’s bullpen combined five hitless innings with seven strikeouts.

Poor base running cost the Yankees several chances in extra innings. Andrew Benintendi was picked off trying to break into third in the 10th with no outs. Aaron Hicks got caught in a doubles lead from 11th when Miguel Andújar drifted too far from second.

In the 12th, Brash made a spectacular blind backhand grab on Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s grounder, catching Jose Trevino in a rundown between second and third. Kiner-Falefa was kicked out trying to move up to second place in the game.

Seattle missed chances to end it on the 11th and 12th before finally converting thanks to Torrens.

Castillo defeated Cole by finishing in eighth place, pushing himself out of trouble in the process. Castillo got a groundout from Kiner-Falefa with a runner in third to end the inning.

Castillo was the first Seattle pitcher to pitch eight innings this season. It was his third start against the Yankees in the past month. In the three games combined, Castillo has pitched 21 2/3 innings, allowed four earned runs and missed 23.

New York put Matt Carpenter on the 10-day injury list after breaking his left foot in Monday’s game and recalling Andújar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Seattle recalled LHP Brendan Bernardino and placed LHP Ryan Borucki on the 15-day injured list. Borucki went out in the ninth inning Monday night with a strained left forearm. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday.

Yankees: 1B Anthony Rizzo was absent from the starting lineup for the fifth straight year due to problems with his lower back. Manager Aaron Boone said the team is taking extra care and hoping Rizzo could be back in the lineup for Wednesday’s series finale. Rizzo missed July due to the same previous issues. “I think it just improved faster last time. I don’t think the injury itself was that bad,” Boone said. … Carpenter is expected to see a podiatrist in Seattle on Wednesday before traveling back to the East Coast with the team.

Mariners: CF Julio Rodríguez will not be called off the injured list for Wednesday’s series finale. Manager Scott Servais said Rodríguez was still uncomfortable in his wrist after Monday’s punch. Servais said the goal is for Rodríguez to be ready for Friday’s opener in Texas. … INF/OF Dylan Moore (back) and RHP Diego Castillo (shoulder) are expected to be activated by the IL on Wednesday.

Yankees: LHP Nester Cortes (9-3, 2.57 ERA) allowed two runs but just one hit in his last start against St. Louis. Cortes has had three starts this season with at least five innings and only one bat allowed.

Mariners: LHP Robbie Ray (8-8, 3.96) faces the Yankees for the first time since leaving the AL East. Ray is 1-3 with a 4.50 ERA in five previous starts against New York. On his last outing, he allowed a seven-inning run.

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