MLB Roundup

17-game skid over for Seattle

Mariners finally win by roughing up Yankees

Associated Press / July 28, 2011

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Dustin Ackley and the rest of the Seattle Mariners had the same thought as they piled up the hits yesterday: Don’t stop.

By the time they were done, everyone was happy to talk about the No. 17.

The Mariners snapped their 17-game losing streak with a 9-2 victory over the Yankees in New York, boosted by a season-high 17-hits.

Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings for his third straight win in the Bronx. Suzuki had four hits and scored two runs. Ackley tripled among his three hits and drove in three runs.

Seattle took 21 days worth of frustration out on three relievers, scoring five runs in the seventh inning - highlighted by Mike Carp’s bases-loaded triple - after Robinson Cano flubbed a flip to Derek Jeter at second base for an error.

The Mariners added two more in the ninth when Adam Kennedy hit an RBI double that center fielder Curtis Granderson lost in the sun, then scored on Carp’s single to give Seattle its most runs since it had nine in a win against Tampa Bay June 5.

“These guys haven’t felt good in a long time,’’ manager Eric Wedge said. “We’ve got a long flight, an off day tomorrow, and this is a real big win for us. When you’ve got a monkey on your back that size, it’s damn hard to get it off.’’

“They were going to win a game at some point,’’ Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “We didn’t play well, and that’s why we got beat.’’

Diamondbacks 4, Padres 3- Justin Upton homered twice and Xavier Nady added a two-run shot, leading visiting Arizona over San Diego.

White Sox 2, Tigers 1 - Alejandro De Aza, called up to fill a roster spot opened by a trade, hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat of the season to help host Chicago edge Detroit.

Braves 2, Pirates 1 - David Ross hit a bases-loaded single in the 10th inning and host Atlanta won its second straight in extra innings by holding off Pittsburgh.

Marlins 7, Nationals 5 - Javier Vazquez pitched seven strong innings, Emilio Bonifacio extended his hitting streak to 25 games, and Mike Cameron hit two home runs as visiting Florida won its fourth straight.

Brewers 2, Cubs 0 - Prince Fielder hit his 23d home run, off Carlos Zambrano to start the second inning, in host Milwaukee’s victory over Chicago.

Mets 8, Reds 2 - Rookie Lucas Duda, playing in place of Carlos Beltran, who was off weighing a trade to the Giants, homered off Bronson Arroyo (7-9) in the sixth inning to help visiting New York batter Cincinnati.

Giants 2, Phillies 1 - Matt Cain pitched into the eighth inning to outduel Cole Hamels and lead visiting San Francisco over Philadelphia.

Blue Jays 3, Orioles 0 - Ricky Romero came within two outs of a complete game to win for the first time in five starts and J.P. Arencibia homered for host Toronto.

Twins 7, Rangers 2 - Joe Mauer and Michael Cuddyer homered to back a solid start by Brian Duensing for Minnesota in Arlington, Texas.

Astros 4, Cardinals 2 - Rookie Jose Altuve drove in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning with his third hit and Houston snapped a five-game losing streak in toppling St. Louis.

Athletics 13, Rays 4 - Hideki Matsui and Ryan Sweeney both homered as part of a nine-run fourth inning for host Oakland.

Rockies 3, Dodgers 1 - Aaron Cook outpitched Hiroki Kuroda with seven scoreless innings, Troy Tulowitzki had a pair of RBI singles among his three hits, and Colorado avoided a three-game sweep by host Los Angeles.

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