Andy Pettitte has his 250th win, and he got it with one of his finest starts of the season. Pettitte reached the milestone by allowing one run on three hits through 7.1 innings, beating the Mariners 3-1 in his second start since returning from a back injury. The Yankees went to their bullpen for the final five outs, despite the fact Pettitte had throw just 85 pitches. Mariano Rivera got his 22nd save. Pettitte struck out six, walked none and allowed his only run on a sacrifice fly in the fourth (only after Jayson Nix failed to turn a double play that would have kept the run from scoring). Nix largely made up for his mistake by driving in two runs on a pair of RBI singles. Vernon Wells also had two hits, and Brett Gardner had three. Just before the game ended, the Yankees drafted Pettitte’s son, Josh, in the 37th round.
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