A Yankees comeback fell short tonight, but a 3-2 loss to the Mariners was not the biggest concern at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte left the game with a tight left trapezius muscle in his upper back, and Chris Stewart left with an apparent lower body injury. Pettitte missed a start last month because of back spasms, and he left tonight’s game in the fifth inning after apparently feeling something on a strikeout pitch to Kyle Seager. Stewart seemed to hurt himself running the bases in the seventh. With the Yankees down 3-1, Robinson Cano singled in a run, and Stewart went from second to third on the play, but he was clearly in some discomfort when he got to the bag. Austin Romine replaced him the next inning. The seventh-inning rally ended with runners left stranded at the corners, the tying run was left at second base in the eighth inning, and the Yankees left the tying run at third base in the ninth.
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