J.A. Happ carried a full tank of pent-up frustration, spilling over from his most recent effort on the Yankee Stadium mound. Gio Urshela was brimming with confidence, fueled by his continued success in clutch situations.
Combined, Happ and Urshela sent the Yankees into their weekend showdown against the first-place Rays on a winning note. Happ pitched scoreless, one-hit ball into the sixth inning and Urshela came off the bench to deliver a key hit, powering New York’s 3-1 victory over the Mariners on Thursday evening at Yankee Stadium.