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Seager’s rare hitting feat powers Mariners past Yankees

AP

Kyle Seager was so locked in Monday night he had no idea Derek Jeter nearly caught his short fly down the left-field line on a carom until he was safe on third with a triple.

Seager had another triple, a home run and a double in a rare feat not seen in more than 40 years, leading Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners past the New York Yankees 10-2.

“It was a weird play,” Seager said of the triple in the fourth inning. “I basically just kept running.”

Hernandez (8-1) won his fifth straight start to match a career high. The Mariners broke open a game of odd bounces with a four-run seventh inning, and Seager hit a three-run drive in the ninth inning.

Robinson Cano was again relentlessly booed by Yankees fans, this time in a makeup of a game washed out April 30. In the lineup after sitting four straight with a bruised left hand, he went 1-for-3 with two walks.

The former Yankees second baseman drew a mocking cheer when he was caught too far off first base by David Phelps (1-3).

Seattle, which won at Yankee Stadium on April 29 and May 1, took all three games in New York for the first time since sweeping three in 2002. The Mariners have won three straight overall.

Seager became the first major leaguer to hit two triples and at least one homer and one double since Hal Breeden for Montreal in 1973, STATS said. The last AL player to do it was Hoot Evers for Detroit in 1950.

“That’s definitely a special one,” Seager said. “That’s definitely one I’ll remember, for sure.”

Ichiro Suzuki went 1-for-4 with two RBIs in the loss.

Indians 3, Red Sox 2

In Cleveland, Justin Masterson found the strike zone after a rocky start and pitched seven scoreless innings as the Indians ended Boston’s seven-game winning streak.

INTERLEAGUE

Dodgers 5, White Sox 2

In Los Angeles, Clayton Kershaw shrugged off a two-run homer by Jose Abreu in the rookie’s return from the disabled list, pitching the Dodgers past Chicago.

Brewers 6, Twins 2

In Milwaukee, Matt Garza took a shutout into the seventh inning and Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer, sending the Brewers past Minnesota.

Royals 6, Cardinals 0

In St. Louis, Danny Duffy worked six innings of one-hit ball and Alex Gordon homered to start a three-run seventh for Kansas City in a victory over the punchless Redbirds.

The Royals’ Norichika Aoki went hitless in four at-bats.

Marlins 3, Rays 1

In Miami, Randy Wolf pitched six innings for his first victory since 2012, and the Marlins handed Tampa Bay its seventh consecutive loss.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Mets 11, Phillies 2

In Philadelphia, Wilmer Flores hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high six runs, Bartolo Colon threw seven-plus sharp innings and New York beat the Phillies in a makeup from an April rainout.

Pirates 10, Padres 3

In San Diego, Jordy Mercer homered and matched a career high with four of Pittsburgh’s 16 hits, leading the Pirates to a romp over the hosts.