Mariners Roll Over Yanks, End 17-game Losing Streak
It’s finally over! The Mariners actually won a game!
Seattle ended a franchise-record 17-game losing streak on Wednesday as they cruised to a 9-2 win over the Yankees at The Stadium.
Felix Hernandez went 7 innings and allowed one earned run on five hits for his 3rd straight win in the Bronx.
The Mariners racked up 17 hits, including six for extra bases, to help snap the franchise-record setting streak. Rookie 2nd baseman Dustin Ackley had 3 hits and 3 RBI, leftfielder Mike Carp had 4 hits and 4 RBI and Ichiro Suzuki added 4 hits as well.
Phil Hughes went 6 innings and gave up 9 hits and 2 runs. He falls to 1-3 on the year and his ERA is now at 8.24.
The win was the Mariners first since the All-Star break. Their last victory was July 5th at Oakland. The began the streak with a 43-43 record. Three weeks later, they are 44-60 and in last place in the American League West.
Seattle was outscored 101-45 during the streak, the longest by any major league team since the Royals lost 19 in a row in 2005.