After a miserable few days in St. Louis, the Yankees got back to winning, snapping their season-high five-game losing streak with a 9-4 win over the Mariners at T-Mobile Park.
But it came with a cost, as Matt Carpenter suffered a fractured left foot in the first inning and could be lost for the season.
Against Seattle, they had enough to overcome Carpenter’s absence, as Josh Donaldson had four hits — including a two-run single in the first and a solo homer in the third — and Aaron Judge crushed his 44th homer of the season.
Jameson Taillon continued his pattern of being good every other start, as he gave up three runs in seven innings.
It came after the team was swept by the Cardinals, with their new top-of-the-rotation pitcher, Frankie Montas, getting hit hard on Sunday and their lead in the AL East had dropped into single digits for the first time since June 15.
“It was definitely nice to get one,’’ Aaron Boone said after the win. “It’s been a rough week for us.”