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Mariners double Yankees; avoid sweep

The Seattle Mariners banged out 12 hits and scored an 8-4 victory over the New York Yankees to aovid a three-game sweep at Yankee Stadium Thursday night.

Seattle won the game as a +260 underdog, while the 12 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5).

Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs and two runs scored, while Russell Branyan went deep for a two-run dinger for the Mariners. Miguel Batista tossed two scoreless innings to earn the win.

Hideki Matsui belted a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs for the Yankees. C.C. Sabathia gave up 10 hits and six runs over 5 2-3 innings in the loss.