The Seattle Mariners were hoping they could generate some offense on Saturday as they faced off against Phil Hughes, who has been the weak link in the rotation of the New York Yankees. In the end, a former teammate delivered the big blows and the M's bats were largely silent in a 6-2 loss.
Seattle starter Hector Noesi once again fell victim to the big inning, as he gave up four runs in the bottom of the second on RBI doubles by Raul Ibanez and Russell Martin and a home run by Jayson Nix.
Ibanez would add a home run in the bottom of the fourth inning to make it 5-0 Yankees. Mike Carp finally got Seattle on the board in the top of the seventh with his second home run of the season, but a Robinson Cano RBI single in the eighth got that run back for the Yankees.
Carp appears to hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth, but a review of the play overturned the call and the result was instead an RBI double that scored Kyle Seager. Justin Smoak and Michael Saunders would strike out to end the game.
The Mariners will attempt to salvage a win in the final game of the series on Sunday, as they go up against the returning.
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