Every other night, the Yankees could be considered lucky to beat the Mariners. After all, they botched two flyballs in the outfield and watched their safest infielder make a costly field blunder.
Through eight innings on Tuesday, they had no hit with runners in hit position and were handcuffed by leftists. Hander Marco Gonzales, until a long rain delay in the seventh row began.
But when the Mariners' door opened and Anthony Swarzak walked through the door to guard a ninth-ranked lead in the ninth position, fortune fell asleep and the opportunity popped up.
The right hand, which was cruel as Yankee and Met, was exactly what the Yankees' dead bats needed.
Gio Urshela's two-sided Homer at Center Field joined the score and Cameron Maybin joined the right-handed player, who stepped left from Roenis Elias to Brett Gardner. Cameron Maybin took second place before Gardner stood up, and DJ LeMahieu turned right to score Maybin for a thrilling 5-4 victory over an announced 36,851
"Obviously we did not play perfectly, but we hung around enough," said manager Aaron Boone as Gardner and Clint Frazier mocked a routine flying ball in Frazier in the right center, a ball on the warning lane in the Urshela made a fielding mistake that led to two unskilled races in the eighth inning. "Gio shows his power there with two blows. DJ does what DJ does.
Until the ninth day, it seemed the Yankees were losing mistakes over Urshelas. They went 0: 9, the runners were in the points position and despite seventh and eighth innings could not hit the first two Batters get on base.
When Swarzak changed all that and when he gave up a single-out single for Gleyber Torres, the Yankees had their lives. Swarzak came 2-0 ahead of Urshela, leaving a pitch in the middle of the plate that landed above the midfield fence.
"Fastball beat this one," a smiling Urshela said about his second homer the season.
Maybin's sole, legal and stolen base gave LeMahieu a chance to win her.
"I would not have been in this situation without Gio," LeMahieu said. "I was just trying to put a ball in the middle."
As Maybin slipped across the plank, Masahiro Tanaka's 6¹ / ₃ inning stint, which ended with the 1-hour and 12-minute rain delay, was one Footnote. He gave up two runs, five hits, went two and fanned four as he worked in his signature shard again without teeth.
"It was not as hot as I wanted it to be," Tanaka said.
Urshela, who played an Infielder Grounder in the eighth round when the Mariners scored two goals, felt the Yankees had a chance to finish ninth.
"When you come to this part of the game, everyone is worried [because]. We know that we have a chance "to win the game," Urshela said.
Maybin, stolen from the Indians' Triple A team, has contributed since his arrival.
"To return to ninth place, ready to go down without our head," said Maybin, who hit 360 (9 out of 25) in 10 games.
While not receiving as much attention as Urshela's Homer or LeMahieu's winning hit, Joe Harvey escaped a jam by scoring two goals, ninth to hold the deficit at two was huge. He was rewarded with his first win in the big league.
Boone described the unlikely victory as "fun to part with" and saved his best line to describe Urshela's explosion.
"On a wet night, get out the front door," Boone said. "That was a bomb."
That it was against Swarzak in a New York ballpark was no shock.