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Griffey shines in finale
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Mariners 7, Yankees 1
Ian Snell allowed one run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings on Sunday. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
Ken Griffey Jr. hit a three-run shot in the second as the Mariners put the finale away early and sent the Yankees out of town still needing one more win to clinch a berth in the postseason. Ian Snell avenged an Aug. 13 thumping by the Bombers with 5 1/3 solid innings for the win.
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Series at a glance:
NYY
NY Yankees (95-55)
Lost 1
Seattle 7, NY Yankees 1   SEA
Seattle (78-72)
Won 1
September 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
NY Yankees
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 5 0
Seattle
2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 X   7 7 0
Standings thru 9/20/09  |  Recap: NYY | SEA  |  Gameday  |  Yankees stats  |  Mariners stats
NY Yankees AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Jeter, SS 3 0 1 0 1 0 2 .329
  Pena, R, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284
Damon, LF 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .288
  Hinske, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242
Teixeira, 1B 4 1 3 0 0 0 2 .292
  Hairston, J, 3B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .252
Rodriguez, Al, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .282
  Miranda, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
Matsui, DH 3 0 0 0 1 1 3 .278
Posada, C 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .281
Cano, 2B 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .322
  a-Duncan, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143
Cabrera, Me, RF-LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .273
Gardner, B, CF 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .281
Totals 31 1 5 1 5 5 20  

a-Flied out for Cano in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Teixeira 2 (42, Snell, Lowe, M), Posada (24, Snell).
TB: Posada 2; Teixeira 5; Jeter.
RBI: Posada (77).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matsui; Rodriguez, Al; Cabrera, Me 2; Posada.
GIDP: Jeter.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

 
Seattle AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Suzuki, I, RF 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 .355
Gutierrez, F, CF 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .279
Lopez, Jo, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 .268
Griffey Jr., DH 3 2 2 4 1 0 0 .219
Beltre, A, 3B 4 0 1 1 0 2 2 .260
Hall, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 1 .207
Carp, 1B 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .275
Moore, A, C 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 .111
Wilson, Jo, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .196
Totals 29 7 7 7 4 7 6  

BATTING
2B: Lopez, Jo (38, Chamberlain), Griffey Jr. (19, Chamberlain).
HR: Griffey Jr. (16, 2nd inning off Chamberlain, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Moore, A; Griffey Jr. 6; Beltre, A; Gutierrez, F; Lopez, Jo 2; Carp.
RBI: Griffey Jr. 4 (50), Beltre, A (40), Gutierrez, F (61), Lopez, Jo (91).
2-out RBI: Griffey Jr. 4; Beltre, A.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Wilson, Jo; Beltre, A.
SAC: Wilson, Jo.
SF: Lopez, Jo.
Team RISP: 3-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: (Wilson, Jo-Lopez, Jo-Carp).

 
NY Yankees IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Chamberlain (L, 8-6) 3.0 6 7 7 3 2 1 4.73
Mitre 5.0 1 0 0 1 5 0 6.88
 
Seattle IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Snell (W, 7-10) 5.1 4 1 1 4 2 0 5.03
Olson 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 5.65
Lowe, M 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.85
Aardsma 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.03

WP: Chamberlain.
IBB: Suzuki, I (by Chamberlain).
Pitches-strikes: Chamberlain 69-37, Mitre 65-43, Snell 105-61, Olson 25-13, Lowe, M 11-8, Aardsma 14-11.
Groundouts-flyouts: Chamberlain 1-5, Mitre 7-3, Snell 6-4, Olson 2-0, Lowe, M 1-1, Aardsma 0-1.
Batters faced: Chamberlain 18, Mitre 17, Snell 24, Olson 5, Lowe, M 4, Aardsma 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Olson 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 61 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 2 mph, In from LF.
T: 2:50.
Att: 35,889.
Venue: Safeco Field.
September 20, 2009
September 20, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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