NEW YORK (AP) -- Andy Pettitte made his much-anticipated return to the Yankees on Sunday, getting lavished with adoration while pitching into the seventh inning despite giving up a pair of two-run homers in New York's 6-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners.
Justin Smoak got the scoring started with a two-out, two-run blast in the fourth inning. Casper Wells followed suit in the sixth. Wells added a RBI single in the ninth as Seattle added two more to cap off the win.
Nearly lost amid the excitement over Pettitte's first major league appearance since retiring after the 2010 season was party crasher Kevin Millwood's performance for Seattle -- helped by three double plays. The 37-year-old Millwood (1-4) gave up three hits in seven innings and got his 2,000th career strikeout as Seattle avoided a three-game sweep.