Call it the Revenge of the former Mariners.
Left-hander J.A. Happ (2-3) allowed one hit in five scoreless innings and Cameron Maybin drove in a run with a second-inning double as the New York Yankees defeated visiting Seattle 3-1 Thursday night.
Happ pitched for the Mariners in 2015 and Maybin, an outfielder, was acquired at last season’s July 31 trading deadline before becoming a free agent in the offseason.
The only hit Happ allowed was a two-out single by Tom Murphy in the fifth inning. Happ walked three and struck out seven.
Seattle starter Mike Leake (2-3) went seven innings, allowing one run on six hits. He didn’t walk a batter and struck out two.
The Mariners avoided the shutout on a solo homer by Domingo Santana off Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman with two outs in the top of the ninth.
The Yankees’ Gio Urshela hit a two-run single in the eighth to give New York a 3-0 lead.
Mariners 2B Dee Gordon left the game in the third inning after being hit in the right wrist by a 90-mph fastball from Happ. … With Gordon out of the lineup and his replacement, Dylan Moore, pinch-hit for in the eighth inning, the M’s finished the game with Edwin Encarnacion playing second. … LHP Wade LeBlanc, on the 10-day injured list with a strained right oblique, pitched a three-inning simulated game Thursday afternoon at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. … RHP Gerson Bautista (right pectoralis strain) began a rehabilitation assignment Wednesday with high Single-A Modesto.
By the numbers
2: Number of hits by the Mariners in the series finale at Yankee Stadium.
Our take from Right Field
Talk about feast or famine. The Mariners’ only two victories in their past 11 games have been when they scored 10 runs. They’ve scored one or fewer runs five times in that span.
The Mariners wrap up their 10-game trip with a three-game series in Boston, starting Friday. RHP Erik Swanson (1-3, 4.94 ERA) is scheduled to go up against Red Sox LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (3-2, 5.40). First pitch is scheduled for 4:10 p.m.