Mariners sign infielder Danny Espinosa, who was released July 20 by the Angels after batting just .162 in 77 games. Mariners clear space for Espinosa by optioning utilityman Taylor Motter to Triple-A Tacoma.
Seattle’s bullpen - and an inert offense for roughly half of the game - flubbed this one, as three runs in the top of the sixth helped the Yankees to a 6-4 victory before a crowd of 38,503 at Safeco Field.
Rookie right-hander Emilio Pagan insists he never lost confidence during a shaky beginning to his big-league career in May. He is now on a roll in having allowed only one run in his last 15 1/3 innings.