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Yankees Vs. Mariners: Seattle Brings Record Losing Streak To Bronx

(Sports Network) - The Seattle Mariners try to end their franchise-worst losing streak this evening when they open a three-game series against the hosting New York Yankees.

Unfortunately, though, the Mariners have lost 13 of their last 17 in the Bronx.

Seattle set a club record on Sunday by losing its 15th straight game, falling 12-8 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.

Tonight, the Mariners turn to left-hander Jason Vargas, who has lost his last three starts and has allowed 10 runs (seven earned) and eight hits in nine innings of his two starts in the second half.

Vargas was roughed up by the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday, as he gave up five runs and six hits and walked five batters in just three innings to fall to 6-8 on the year, while raising his ERA to 3.94.

The Yankees battered Vargas back on May 29, reaching him for six runs in three innings. He is 0-2 lifetime against them with a 7.66 ERA in five games (four starts).

New York will pin its hopes on right-handed veteran Freddy Garcia, who was brilliant in beating the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday. Garcia scattered eight hits over 6 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out seven without walking a batter to run his record to 8-7 on the year to go along with a 3.21 ERA.

Garcia, who pitched five-plus years in Seattle, has faced the Mariners nine times and is 4-3 against them with a 5.46 ERA.

The Yankees enter tonight's tilt after taking two of three from the Oakland Athletics over the weekend.

Current Series

3 game series vs Mariners @ Yankee Stadium

Seattle Mariners
@ New York Yankees

Monday, Jul 25, 2011, 7:05 PM EDT
Yankee Stadium

Jason Vargas vs Freddy Garcia

Cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.


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