Major League Baseball
Seattle 4, NY Yankees 2
When: 10:10 PM ET, Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Where: Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
Temperature: 68°
Umpires: Home - Greg Gibson, 1B - Manny Gonzalez, 2B - Gerry Davis, 3B - Phil Cuzzi
Attendance: 31908

Mariners 4, Yankees 2: Jesus Montero snapped a tie with an RBI single in the third inning while Felix Hernandez outdueled Freddy Garcia as host Seattle evened the three-game series with its third win in four contests.

Michael Saunders belted a solo home run as the Mariners handed the American League East-leading Yankees their fifth loss in six games.

New York lost third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who was hit by a pitch from Hernandez in the eighth inning and suffered a non-displaced fracture of his left wrist.

Acquired from New York last offseason, Montero gave Seattle a 2-1 lead with a single to right field that plated Brendan Ryan. John Jaso followed with a sacrifice fly that doubled the advantage.

Hernandez (9-5) allowed two runs and four hits over 7 1/3 innings en route to his fifth consecutive victory. The Mariners' ace, who struck out four while walking three and hitting three batters, improved to 7-5 lifetime against the Yankees.

Tom Wilhelmsen struck out two in a perfect ninth for his 11th save.

Garcia (4-4) suffered the loss despite allowing just three runs and five hits with eight strikeouts in 7 1/3 frames.

Curtis Granderson belted his 27th homer for the Yankees, who fell to 1-5 on their seven-game road trip.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Granderson recorded two of New York's five hits. ... The Mariners finished with six hits, including two apiece by Saunders and Kyle Seager. ... Seager registered his AL-leading 34th two-out RBI.

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
NY Yankees   Seattle
Freddy Garcia Player Felix Hernandez
Loss W/L Win
7.1 IP 7.1
8 Strikeouts 4
5 Hits 4
3.68 ERA 2.45
NY Yankees   Seattle
Curtis Granderson Player Michael Saunders
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
5 TB 5
.500 Avg .500
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
NY Yankees 5 1 9 .172 17 7 2 3 1 0
Seattle 6 1 9 .207 9 8 4 3 1 0