Mariners 6, Yankees 2. With AP Photos. By HOWIE RUMBERG AP Sports Writer Even Kevin Millwood was caught up in Andy Pettitte's return to the big leagues.
Still, he was happy to play the spoiler.
Millwood pitched three-hit ball for seven innings and Casper Wells and Justin Smoak each hit a two-run homer, lifting the Seattle Mariners past Pettitte and the New York Yankees 6-2 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
''I was watching him,'' Millwood said of Pettitte, who hadn't pitched since retiring after the 2010 season. ''I think everybody was kind of curious.''
Millwood (1-4) almost missed out on the 2011 season, too, but not by choice. He spent much of the year in the minors with the Yankees and Red Sox before joining the Colorado Rockies' rotation in August. He signed with Seattle in the offseason.
He was winless in six starts this year, but the 37-year-old right-hander kept the Yankees guessing Sunday. He got his 2,000th career strikeout and was helped by three double plays.