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May 11, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Mariners get burned by former teammate Raul Ibanez in 6-2 loss

The Mariners had only seven hits tonight, two of them going for solo homers by Dustin Ackley and Jesus Montero.
With Felix Hernandez on the mound, multple runs can sometimes be enough for victory even if they only add up to two. It was looking that way until Raul Ibanez, who turns 40 next month, hit a three-run homer off Hernandez in the sixth inning.
Andruw Jones hit a two-run, pinch-hit blast off Steve Delabar in the eighth to seal a 6-2 loss for the M’s against the New York Yankees.


Ibanez has already belted six long balls and you can’t help but like that from one of baseball’s more senior citizens. I’m sure he knows a thing or two about Hernandez and probably figured the first pitch of the at-bat was the best he’d see. So, he didn’t wait. The previous at-bat, Hernandez struck him out.
Other positives? Three singles by Justin Smoak. He’s had only two hits the entire last homestand, so that’s an improvement.
Hernandez takes his first loss in four outings at the new Yankee Stadium. Only his second loss in six starts at either the old or the new place.

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