Great pitching and a big third inning got the Yankees past the Mariners 6-1 Thursday night.

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All of Phil Hughes' run support came in one inning on Thursday night, but as good as the support was, and as good as he was, it proved to be more than enough.  Hughes went seven plus innings and gave up only one run - striking out seven and walking only one in the process.  Backing him up, The Yankees' offense came through with a six run third inning, which included back to back home runs from Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira.  Wells and Ichiro also had RBI's in the frame.

Despite the positive vibes on the Yankee side of the ball, a hat tip must go to the Mariners' Blake Beavan, who worked 6.2 innings and gave up only one Yankee hit.

The win is the Yanks' fourth straight and moves them ten games over .500.  They'll continue their series with the Mariners at 10:10 on Friday night.  Coverage begins at 9:30 on 104.5 The Team.