The Yankees were short on starting pitching this turn through their rotation after right-hander Gerrit Cole and left-hander Jordan Montgomery both tested positive for COVID-19.
So manager Aaron Boone had to go with a bullpen game on Friday night against the Mariners at Yankee Stadium. Boone ended up using nine relievers, who combined to hold Seattle to two runs as New York went on to win, 3-2, in 11 innings. Brett Gardner delivered a walk-off RBI single with two outs to end it.
The game was tied at 2 when the Yanks plated the winning run against Mariners reliever Keynan Middleton. With runners on first and second, Gardner swung at a 2-2 pitch and singled to center field, scoring Joey Gallo.