The New York Yankees fell to the Seattle Mariners, 4-3, on Wednesday evening at T-Mobile Park. With the loss, New York dropped two of three in the series.
The Yankees led 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh inning, but things unraveled after that. The Mariners plated three runs to take a 4-3 lead and never looked back.
Nestor Cortes started on the mound for New York and was throwing a no-hitter through five but then ran into some trouble in the sixth and seventh innings. The left-hander surrendered three runs over six innings while striking out 10.
Albert Abreu served up the go-ahead two-run home run to Carlos Santana in the seventh. One of the runs was charged to Cortes. Wandy Peralta kept it a one-run game with a scoreless eighth, but the Yankees were not able to get anything going in the ninth.
Kyle Higashioka launched a two-run home run over the wall in left-center in the seventh to put the Yankees on the board. That was his seventh long ball of the season. Later in the inning, Aaron Judge crushed his Major-League-leading 45th homer of the season into the left-field seats.
The Yankees will get the day off on Thursday before they begin a three-game series with the Boston Red Sox on Friday at Fenway park.
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