Bronx, NY (Sports Network) - Once the rain stopped and the tarp was taken off the field at Yankee Stadium, it didn't take long forand the rest of the New York hitters to get going.
Teixeira smacked a two-run homer off Jason Vargas in the first inning andadded a solo shot in the third off the starter on the way to a 10-3 victory, extending Seattle's franchise-worst losing streak to 16 games.
The skid for the Mariners is the longest in the majors since Kansas City dropped 19 in a row during the 2005 season. The American League record is 21, set by Baltimore at the start of the 1988 season.
Teixeira and Jeter knocked in three runs, as thewon for the seventh time in 10 contests. also drove in two runs and New York didn't miss a beat after the start of the game was delayed nearly two hours by rain.
(9-7) yielded eight hits and fanned five over 7 2/3 innings to win his second straight start.
Vargas (6-9) was charged with seven hits and eight runs -- four earned -- over four innings to drop his fourth consecutive start. He fell to 0-3 with an 8.14 ERA lifetime against the Yankees.
Granderson walked ahead of Teixeira's homer to the second deck in left field with one out in the opening inning.
lifted a sacrifice fly in the third inning, but Jeter went deep to right field in the bottom half. It was his first homer since his 3,000th career hit on July 9.
Trouble continued for the Mariners in the fourth. Adam Kennedy. The Yankees then got a break when Andrew Jones was called safe on an infield hit despite replays showing Vargas got to the base in time to receive a flip.was safe at first on a fielding error by third baseman
and followed with RBI singles, and Jeter reached first base on a fielder's choice with Nunez scoring on a throwing error from second baseman when the ball hit the bat left near home plate.
Granderson then lifted a sacrifice fly and Teixeira singled in Jeter to cap the five-run outburst.
Granderson added a sac fly in the sixth beforesingled in a run in the seventh and doubled in Suzuki in the eighth.
Jeter tacked on an RBI triple in the bottom of the eighth.
"We're trying to keep our spirits up," Kennedy said. "You just talk about your schedule tomorrow. We're all fighting through this together."