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June 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Mariners drop series as offense goes missing

For the second game in a row, Kyle Seager led off the ninth with  single against Mariano Rivera. And for the second day in a row, the Mariners did nothing with it.

Kendrys Morales hit a hard shot to first base, where Mark Teixeira showed why he is Teixeira and other guys who are constantly compared to him are often knockoff facsimiles. Teixeira turned the difficult double-play and the Mariners went down to an eventual 2-1 defeat to the New York Yankees.

Raul Ibanez drew a two-out walk — just as he did yesterday. Endy Chavez then hit a pinch-hit single to left to put two on.

Michael Saunders came up next, though, and flied out to left on the first pitch.

The Mariners had 10 hits and two runs the final two games combined. It’s tough to win any four-game series that way and the Mariners simply could not, dropping three of four.

They are now double-digits below .500 for the first time. Getting very close to plug-pulling time.

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