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Yankees 7 Mariners 5 | The comeback kids strike again

Stacey Gotsulias

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Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

The Yankees found themselves down 5-0 to the Mariners in the fifth inning but thanks to their vaunted offense, they walked off as winners when Giancarlo Stanton had what some are calling his signature Yankee moment hitting a two-run home run off a Ryan Cook slider to send Yankee fans home happy and give the Yankees their 49th victory of the season.

Turning Point

Gary Sanchez came to bat in the bottom of the eighth inning with a runner on first and he obliterated an Alex Colome cutter and tied the game at five. The Yankees had chipped away scoring two in the bottom of the fifth, one in the bottom of the seventh and two in the bottom of the eighth. Gleyber Torres started the inning off with a walk and Sanchez hit a 90.9 m.p.h., 1-1 offering to left-centerfield.

Three Takeaways

—Jonathan Loaisaga had a tougher time this go around. He got out of some trouble early but was able to get out of it. Unfortunately, his luck ran out in the top of the fourth and he gave up three runs. His final line was 3 2/3 innings, those three runs, six hits, two walks, and four strikeouts.

—Jonathan Holder is living up to his name. He held the Mariners scoreless for 2 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and played a big part in the Yankees being able to comeback. Holder has pitched 27 innings in 2018 and has 27 strikeouts and only four walks.

—The Yankees have 23 comeback wins this season. It doesn’t matter if they’re down five runs with four innings to play, or three runs in the ninth inning, they’re almost never out of a game.

Player of the Game

We’ll give it to Stanton who told the boobirds to stick it with one swing of the bat. After the game he told Ryan Ruocco on the YES Network that he wasn’t concerned about his signature moment, he just wanted to help the team win. His home run went 453 feet and made Masahiro Tanaka, who is on the DL with two bum hamstrings, jump up and down like a kid.

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