Mussina Leads Yankees Past Mariners

Damon homers and doubles twice as New York wins second straight
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 4:31 PM CDT
Mussina Leads Yankees Past Mariners
New York Yankees' Derek Jeter follows through on a double to center field.    (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Johnny Damon homered and doubled twice to help Mike Mussina win his third straight start in the New York Yankees' 6-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners today. One day after co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said he was "disappointed with the way the season has gone," the Yankees (16-16) rapped out 13 hits and beat Seattle for the second consecutive day following a three-game sweep by Detroit in New York.

Derek Jeter had three hits, Damon scored three times and Mussina (4-3) outpitched Felix Hernandez, 17 years his junior, for his 254th win. The slumping Mariners have lost four in a row, managing only seven runs during that stretch, and eight of 10 overall. They fell to 6-11 on the road and made two more errors after committing four in the first three innings of Friday night's 5-1 loss. (More MLB stories.)

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