SEATTLE — The Yankees are inactive a first-place team.
But they definite haven’t looked similar it lately.
The Yankees couldn’t deed and ran the bases similar the Keystone Kops again successful Tuesday’s 1-0, 13-inning to the Mariners, their sixth decision successful 7 games.
Jonathan Loaisiga allowed a walkoff azygous to pinch-hitter Luis Torrens with 1 retired and the bases loaded successful the bottommost of the 13th to people automatic runner Eduardo Suarez successful a 1-0 decision to the Mariners astatine T-Mobile Park.
The Yankees had the bases loaded with 1 retired successful the apical of the 13th, but Gleyber Torres struck retired and Miguel Andujar grounded out, arsenic they went 0-for-10 with runners successful scoring position..
Before that, the Bombers were clueless connected the bases successful other innings, with automatic runners thrown retired successful 3 consecutive innings.
Andrew Benintendi took disconnected to bargain 3rd excessively soon successful the 10th. He was caught successful a rundown and thrown retired betwixt 2nd and 3rd and the Yankees didn’t score.
In the 11th, Aaron Hicks led disconnected with a liner to second. This time, automatic runner Andujar broke toward 3rd and was doubled disconnected second. And successful the 12th, Jose Trevino was caught disconnected 2nd connected an Isiah Kiner-Falefa comebacker and to marque matters worse, Kiner-Falefa was thrown retired trying to get to 2nd for immoderate reason.
The base-running blunders and deficiency of hitting wasted Gerrit Cole’s effort.
Cole was fantabulous successful his instrumentality to T-Mobile Park, wherever helium brought a 1.71 ERA into Tuesday — his lowest people astatine immoderate parkland helium has pitched successful astatine slightest 5 times.
He redeemed himself aft his unsmooth outing against the Mariners past week successful The Bronx with 7 scoreless innings, portion Luis Castillo threw 8 innings without allowing a tally for the Mariners successful the 2 ace’s 2nd matchup successful little than a week.
For Cole, it was a stark betterment implicit his erstwhile commencement — erstwhile helium gave up six runs — and 3 homers — successful the archetypal inning.
Aaron Boone said earlier the crippled helium hoped Cole would physique connected the 5 shutout innings helium finished with against Seattle past time- and helium did.
Cole retired the archetypal 7 batters helium faced — with the assistance of diving catches by Aaron Judge successful close tract and Benintendi successful left.
Sam Haggerty singled done the close broadside with 1 retired successful the 3rd for Seattle’s archetypal baserunner.
But Haggerty was rapidly erased, thrown retired by Trevino attempting to bargain second.
Cole allowed 2 singles successful the fourth.
The archetypal was a leadoff changeable to right-center by Adam Frazier, but Frazier inexplicably tried to agelong it into a treble and was thrown retired easy by halfway fielder Aaron Hicks.
Mitch Haniger came up with a two-out azygous earlier Cole got Jake Lamb looking to extremity the inning.
But the Yankees had nary amended luck against Castillo.
Benintendi singled and stole 2nd with 2 outs successful the archetypal and was stranded erstwhile Josh Donaldson struck out.
Judge singled to commencement the 4th earlier Donaldson deed into an inning-ending treble play.
Cole gave up a one-out treble to Raleigh successful the 5th that deflected disconnected the mitt of a leaping DJ LeMahieu astatine first. It was Seattle’s archetypal runner successful scoring presumption of the crippled and Cole rebounded by getting J.P. Crawford to popular retired and Haggerty to alert to right.
It was besides Seattle’s past runner successful scoring presumption against Cole, arsenic helium retired the last 8 batters helium faced.
The Yankees, meanwhile, didn’t adjacent get different deed until Andujar’s flare to near with 1 retired successful the eighth.
Aaron Hicks followed with a locomotion for the Yankees archetypal runner successful scoring presumption since the archetypal inning.
Trevino past deed a dilatory chopper to 3rd for the 2nd out, but some runners advanced.
Kiner-Falefa, overmatched by Castillo successful his archetypal 2 at-bats, grounded to 2nd to support the crippled scoreless.