Major League Baseball
NY Yankees 6, Seattle 2
When: 7:05 PM ET, Friday, May 11, 2012
Where: Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Temperature: 68°
Umpires: Home - Gary Darling, 1B - Chris Conroy, 2B - Scott Barry, 3B - Jerry Meals
Attendance: 37226

Yankees 6, Mariners 2: 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.
Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Seattle   NY Yankees
Felix Hernandez Player Hiroki Kuroda
Loss W/L Win
6.2 IP 7.0
7 Strikeouts 2
11 Hits 6
5.40 ERA 2.57
Seattle   NY Yankees
Justin Smoak Player Robinson Cano
3 Hits 4
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 5
.750 Avg 1.000
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Seattle 7 2 13 .212 16 4 2 3 1 0
NY Yankees 14 2 21 .400 18 8 6 2 1 0