Mariners clinch first season series win against Yankees since 2002

Seattle Mariners lose to Astros in season opener

SEATTLE, Wash. — The Seattle Mariners improved to a 61-52 record on Wednesday after a 4-3 win over the New York Yankees.

The win marks the Mariners’ first season series win over the Yankees since 2002. It was made possible by Sam Haggerty’s solo home run in the sixth inning, and Carlos Santana’s clutch two-run home run in the seventh.

Mariners starting pitcher Robbie Ray amassed seven strikeouts while allowing two runs on three hits in about six innings. Mariners relievers Penn Murfee, Diego Castillo, and Paul Sewald combined to toss 2.2 innings,  allowing just one run on one hit without walking a batter and striking out two.

The Mariners now embark on a three-city, nine-game road trip to Texas, Los Angeles and Oakland.

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