NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- A six-run third inning Sunday spurred the New York Yankees to an 8-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners.
Adrian Beltre's two-run homer in the top of the first inning put Seattle in front 2-0, but those turned out to be the Mariners' only runs of the contest.
Jason Giambi's tie-breaking sacrifice fly drove in the eventual winning run, giving New York a 3-2 lead. Melky Cabrera's two-run homer and Robinson Cano's solo shot capped the outburst.
Winner Darrell Rasner (1-0) gave up two earned runs and five hits in six innings.
Beltre and Raul Ibanez had two hits apiece for the Mariners, whose losing streak grew to five in a row.
Losing pitcher Carlos Silva (3-1) was touched for eight earned runs and 11 hits in three innings.