Andy Pettitte made his return to the majors on Sunday morning in a start for the New York Yankees. Unfortunately for the crowd at Yankee Stadium, the return was not a glorious one. Fortunately for the fans of the Seattle Mariners, the end result was a 6-2 win for the visitors.
The Mariners managed to salvage a win in the final game of the three-game series thanks to a strong start by Kevin Millwood and a pair of home runs off of Pettitte.
The game was scoreless until the top of the fourth inning, when Justin Smoak hit a two-run homer to give the Mariners the lead. The Yankees got a run back in the bottom of the frame when Millwood walked in a run. Although Millwood struggled with his control, the Yankees were unable to hit him with runners on base.
The Mariners managed another two-run homer in the top of the sixth when Casper Wells hit a shot that bounced off the right field foul pole. The Yankees picked up their second and final run of the game in the bottom of the eighth, again coming on a bases-loaded walk.
The final two M's runs came in the top of the ninth, on a Wells two-out infield single combined with a throwing error that allowed Alex Liddi and Brendan Ryan to score.
Millwood gets his first win of the season by going seven innings. He allowed one run on three hits and four walks, while striking out six. Pettitte allowed four runs in 6.1 innings, on seven hits and three walks.
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