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