The New York Yankees snapped a five-game skid with a 9-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night at T-Mobile Park.
Jameson Taillon started on the mound for New York and surrendered three runs over seven innings. The right-hander improved to 11-2 on the season.
The Yankees jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning as Josh Donaldson smoked a two-run single to left-center. In the bottom of the frame, Mitch Haniger put the Mariners on the board with a solo home run to left-center.
In the top of the third, Donaldson crushed his 11th home run of the season into the left-field seats. Later in the inning, Andrew Benintendi hammered a run-scoring double to extend the lead to 4-1.
Seattle cut the lead in the bottom of the fourth as J.P. Crawford worked a bases-loaded walk.
New York plated three runs in the top of the fifth to increase the lead to 7-2. Benintendi drove in two more runs with a double and later scored on Isiah Kiner-Falefa’s sacrifice fly.
The Mariners scored their third run of the game in the bottom of the seventh on Cal Raleigh’s solo shot.
The Yankees added two more runs in the top of the ninth. Aaron Judge launched his Major-League-leading 44th home run of the season over the center-field wall. Later in the inning, Jose Trevino lined a two-out RBI single. In the bottom of the ninth, Sam Haggerty brought home a run with a single to cap off the scoring.
Donaldson collected his first four-hit game with the Yankees. Five of the nine players in the starting lineup had multi-hit games.
Aroldis Chapman fired a scoreless inning in relief, while Clay Holmes allowed a run.
Gerrit Cole will get the ball on Tuesday as the Yankees will try to secure a series win. The first pitch is slated for 10:10 p.m.
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