Felix Hernandez pitched seven innings for his third straight win in the Bronx. Ichiro Suzuki had four hits and Dustin Ackley tripled among his three hits as the Mariners ended their interminable streak with a 9-2 win over the Yankees on Wednesday.
Thanks to four groundballs that never left the infield, some more brilliant pitching and a Gold Glove worthy catch by Franklin Gutierrez, the Mariners got back to .500 on Friday night with a 4-3 win over the Yankees.
Felix Hernandez watched with delight as Russell Branyan’s drive in the first inning landed in the New York Yankees’ bullpen for a three-run homer — and some rare run support.
Instead of leading Seattle to its first postseason spot since 2001, Don Wakamatsu lost games at a stunning rate. Now, he’s lost his job.