Mariners end 17-game slide

The Seattle Mariners celebrate the win against the New York Yankees on July 27, 2011 at Yankee...

The Seattle Mariners celebrate the win against the New York Yankees on July 27, 2011 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Nick Laham/Getty Images/AFP)

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, Last Updated: 4:38 PM ET

BRONX, N.Y. - Felix Hernandez is already nicknamed "King," but on Wednesday he added yet another moniker: "Streak Buster."

The reigning AL Cy Young winner (9-9) worked seven innings, allowing five hits and one run, as the Seattle Mariners snapped their franchise-worst 17-game losing skid with a 9-2 decision over New York in the finale of a three-game set from Yankee Stadium.

Mike Carp struck the big blow with a bases-clearing triple in a five-run seventh and tallied four RBI for the Mariners, who hadn't tasted victory since July 5 at Oakland.

Dustin Ackley finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored, and Ichiro Suzuki added four hits and scored twice.

Phil Hughes (1-3) was tagged in defeat for nine hits and two runs in six full frame


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