Bronx, NY (Sports Network) – Mark Teixeira’s sacrifice fly capped a three-run seventh inning, as the New York Yankees beat Seattle, 9-5, in the second portion of a three-game set.
Robinson Cano hit a two-run single and Jorge Posada added a two-run homer in a productive first inning for the Yankees, who were shut out in the series opener and won for the fourth time in their last five games.
New York starting pitcher Javier Vazquez lasted just three-plus innings, allowing four runs on eight hits. Chad Gaudin limited the Mariners to one hit in three innings of relief, while Boone Logan (1-0) tossed a flawless seventh to pick up the win.
Ichiro Suzuki homered to leadoff both the game and the third for Seattle, which also received a mammoth blast from Russell Branyan in the first.
Jason Vargas (9-6) gave up seven runs on eight hits in 6 1/3 innings. He had won his last three starts.