The Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 4-2 on Tuesday, the visitors suffering further insult by losing Alex Rodriguez with a broken hand.
Felix Hernandez was solid for the better part of his 7 1/3 innings pitched, but he hit Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez with pitches in the eighth inning where he and Rodriguez both departed with the home Mariners leading 3-1.
Rodriguez was struck on the left hand and suffered a fracture that will put him on the disabled list, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi following the game.
Seattle reliever Lucas Luetge came on in place of Hernandez and allowed a run that cut the lead to 3-2 before getting out of the inning.
The Mariners (43-56) added a run in the bottom of the eighth and avenged a defeat to New York Monday on the same day 10-time All Star Ichiro Suzuki was traded from Seattle to the Yankees.
Major League-leading New York (58-39) has now lost five of six games.
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