Andrew Miller allowed a run in the 11th inning, but still got his 16th save as the Yankees won 5-3 over the Mariners on Tuesday.
Miller allowed a one-out single to Welington Castillo, then hit Austin Jackson with a pitch. After getting Brad Miller to pop up, Miller served up an RBI single to Robinson Cano, putting the tying run on base. The lefty bounced back and struck out Nelson Cruz to end the ballgame. It's only the second time this season Miller has been scored upon. He's 16-for-16 in save chances with a 1.16 ERA and a 37/9 K/BB ratio in 23 1/3 innings.
Mike Montgomery, making his major league debut, held the Yankees to one run in six innings, leaving with a no-decision as the Mariners lost in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Montgomery looked solid, limiting the Yankees to four hits and two walks while striking out four. The only run came across in the third inning on a Mark Teixeira double. The Mariners may let him start again. If they do, Montgomery would be on track to take on the Rays at home on Sunday.
CC Sabathia limited the Mariners to two runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday as the Yankees won in 11 innings.
Sabathia allowed nine hits and a pair of walks, but limited the damage with six strikeouts. One run scored in the third inning on a Nelson Cruz single and the other scored in the sixth on an Austin Jackson double. It turned out to be one of Sabathia's stronger outings in what has been a disappointing year. The veteran lefty has a 5.45 ERA with a 1.47 WHIP and a 57/14 K/BB ratio in 66 innings. Sabathia will face the Nationals at home in his next outing.
Fernando Rodney blew the save, letting the Yankees score once in the ninth inning as the Mariners went on to lose in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Rodney issued a leadoff walk, but then got two quick outs and it seemed like he would find his way out of trouble. The Yankees cobbled together a single followed by a Stephen Drew double to tie the game. Somehow, it's only Rodney's third blown save. He's pitched very poorly this year, currently holding a 6.85 ERA with a 20/12 K/BB ratio in 22 1/3 innings. The Mariners have to be running thin on patience with Rodney. If a change is made, Carson Smith would likely move into the closer's role. Fantasy owners in need of saves may want to stash him just in case.
Austin Jackson reached base six times, as he was hit by a pitch, drew a walk, had four hits, and stole a base in Tuesday's 11-inning loss to the Yankees.
Jackson raised his OPS from .599 to .665 with the effort. He scored once, in the third inning on a Nelson Cruz single to tie the game at 1-1. He then gave the Mariners a temporary 2-1 lead in the sixth with an RBI double. Jackson may be starting to heat up as he's on a six-game hitting streak.
Garrett Jones went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run, helping the Yankees take down the Mariners in 11 innings on Tuesday.
Reliever Joe Beimel came in to face Jones with two men aboard in the 11th inning and Jones made him pay, sending the lefty's offering over the fence in right-center with plenty of room to spare. Jones has otherwise not done much in 62 plate appearances for the Yankees, batting .254/.290/.407 with two home runs and seven RBI.
Mark Melancon held the Giants at bay with a scoreless ninth inning, grabbing his 15th save in Tuesday's 7-4 win.
Melancon allowed a leadoff single to Hunter Pence, but got a pair of ground outs and a pop-up to close out the game with ease. The right-hander continues to get the job done, having now successfully converted 15 of 16 save chances with a 2.52 ERA and a 13/5 K/BB ratio in 25 innings.
A.J. Burnett wasn't sharp, allowing four runs in five innings, but still got his sixth win on Tuesday facing the Giants.
Burnett was burned for two runs in the first inning on a Buster Posey double, then two more on a Brandon Crawford homer in the third. All told, he allowed eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out five. His ERA balloons to 2.20 with a 1.22 WHIP and a 64/22 K/BB ratio in 69 2/3 innings. Burnett will vie for win number seven when he takes on the Brewers at home.