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MLB: New York Yankees 5, Seattle 2

July 25, 2012 at 7:56 PM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, July 25 (UPI) -- Jayson Nix socked a pinch-hit, bases-clearing double to break an eighth-inning tie and boost the New York Yankees to a 5-2 win over Seattle Wednesday.

Trailing 2-1 since the first inning, the Yankees turned it around with four runs in the eighth.

Mariners hurler Josh Kinney started the frame bit hitting Derek Jeter with a pitch. Lucas Luetge relieved and proceeded to surrender singles to Robinson Cano and Mark Teixeira, loading the bases.

Shawn Kelley came in to pitch, prompting Yankees Manager Joe Girardi to pinch-hit Nix for Raul Ibanez. The move paid off, as Nix pounded a Kelley pitch into the left-center field gap, scoring all three runners.

Nix then came in to score on Russell Martin's single and the American League East-leading Yankees went on to take the rubber match of their three-game set.

The uprising made a winner of David Phelps (2-3) and Rafael Soriano pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up his 26th save for the Yanks.

Seattle starter Hisashi Iwakuma hurled five innings of one-run ball while Kyle Seager and Mike Carp supplied RBI in the loss.

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