The Seattle Mariners were hoping to lock up a series win on Sunday against the New York Yankees. For a few innings, they hung in there, but a couple of costly mistakes helped lead to a 6-2 loss and another series dropped to the Yankees.
Jesus Montero gave the Mariners an early lead in the top of the first inning by driving in Dustin Ackley with a single, but then ran through a stop sign and was thrown out trying to score on a Kyle Seager single, ending the inning and the rally.
Mark Teixeira tied up the game with an RBI single of his own in the bottom of the first inning. The Yankees took a 2-1 lead in the second as Dustin Ackley whiffed on a grounder that should have ended the inning.
Derek Jeter hit an RBI single in the fourth inning to make it 3-1. Montero picked up another RBI single in the fifth to close the gap to 3-2, but that would be the end of the offense for the M's. Raul Ibanez got that run right back with a homer in the bottom of the fifth to make it 4-2. Ibanez put the game away for good in the sixth with a two-out, two-run single.
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