Yankees 9, Mariners 5
Mike Mussina labored through six innings Friday yet still won his third straight start, and the New York Yankees took advantage of a wild night by Seattle's pitchers to beat the Mariners, 9-5.
Tony Clark drove in the go-ahead run in the fifth, and Bernie Williams broke open the game with a two-run double in the seventh.
The first four Seattle pitchers combined for 10 walks, including four with the bases loaded, and also had two errors and a run-scoring wild pitch.
Seattle lost its season-high sixth straight game despite peppering Mussina (4-4) for 11 hits and five runs in the first 31/3 innings.
Mussina had good control, walking just one, and got better as the game went along.
Things turned for him in the fourth when Scott Spiezio lined into an inning-ending double play with runners on first and second. Mussina retired six of his final seven batters, then gave way to Paul Quantrill to start the seventh. Quantrill and Gabe White finished with three scoreless innings.
Williams, emerging from a season-long slump, was 2 for 3 with three RBI.