NY Yankees 6, Seattle 2
When: 7:05 PM ET, Friday, May 11, 2012
Yankees 6, Mariners 2
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Gary Darling, 1B -
Chris Conroy, 2B -
Scott Barry, 3B -
: Raul Ibanez belted a go-ahead, three-run homer in the sixth and New York handed Seattle its seventh straight road loss.
Hiroki Kuroda (3-4) went seven strong innings - allowing two runs on six hits to outduel Mariners ace Felix Hernandez - as the Yankees won for the fifth time in seven games.
Andruw Jones clubbed a two-run homer in the eighth and Robinson Cano went 4-for-4 with an RBI to extend his hitting streak to nine games.
Hernandez (3-2) gave up four runs and a season-high 11 hits in losing for the first time in five starts. He had yielded only two runs in his previous 35 innings.
Dustin Ackley and ex-Yankee Jesus Montero hit solo homers off Kiroda, the latter giving the Mariners a 2-1 lead in the sixth.
The Yankees rallied in the bottom of the inning on a leadoff walk by Alex Rodriguez and a single by Cano. Hernandez retired the next two batters before Ibanez drilled a first-pitch fastball into the right-field seats for his fifth homer.GAME NOTEBOOK
: Hernandez had won his three previous starts at the new Yankee Stadium. ... Ibanez has hit in five straight games and Cano has nine hits in his last 12 at-bats. ... Ackley extended his hitting streak to seven games and ended a 13-game RBI drought with his second homer of the year - and first on American soil. His other blast came in the season opener in Japan. ... The Yankees activated 3B Eric Chavez from the 15-day disabled list and demoted IF Eduardo Nunez to Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes-Barre on Friday. The moves came one day after Nunez made two errors in a game against Tampa Bay. Chavez, who started at DH Friday, had been sidelined with concussion symptoms.
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