Yanks Nipped by Mariners 3-2 for 4th Loss in a Row - NBC New York

Yanks Nipped by Mariners 3-2 for 4th Loss in a Row



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    Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira tags out Mariners outfielder Norichika Aoki during the fifth inning. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

    Felix Hernandez looked uncomfortable all afternoon but overcame a career high-tying six walks, and the Seattle Mariners held off the New York Yankees 3-2 Saturday for their third straight win.

    The Yankees lost their fourth in a row when Chase Headley grounded out with runners on second and third to end it, leaving them 0 for 24 with runners in scoring position during the first two games of the series. Alex Rodriguez struck out three times and the 40-year-old heard boos as his hitless slump reached 19 at-bats.

    Hernandez (1-1) tied Randy Johnson's team record for career strikeouts, but seemed out of sorts throughout his five innings. The ace constantly pawed the rubber, scuffed the mound and tugged his jersey.

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