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'Pen can't close ninth
Yankees 5, Mariners 4
Richie Sexson is congratulated following his three-run homer in the first. (Julie Jacobson/AP)
 Ichiro's RBI single
 Sexson's three-run homer
A strong start by Joel Pineiro and a three-run homer by Richie Sexson gave the Seattle bullpen a lead to protect heading into the rain-soaked ninth. Two runs and a rain delay later, the Mariners fell short in extra frames.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 18, 2006
SEA
Seattle (44-50)
Lost 4
NY Yankees 5, Seattle 4   NYY
NY Yankees (55-36)
Won 5
July 18, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
Seattle
3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 7 0
NY Yankees
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1   5 12 1
Standings thru 7/18/06  |  Gameday  |  Mariners Stats  |  Yankees Stats
SeattleABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Suzuki, RF4111113.339
Beltre, 3B5010002.256
Lopez, 2B4100111.278
Ibanez, LF4000113.278
Sexson, 1B4113111.226
Everett, DH3000011.228
  a-Perez, PH-DH1000002.302
Johjima, C5000032.287
Betancourt, SS5120011.291
Jones, CF4020001.143
  Bloomquist, CF0000000.252
Totals394744917 

a-Flied out for Everett in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Beltre (24, Villone).
HR: Sexson (18, 1st inning off Ponson, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Suzuki; Beltre 2; Sexson 4; Betancourt 2; Jones 2.
RBI: Sexson 3 (64), Suzuki (32).
2-out RBI: Sexson 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki; Perez.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki (29, 2nd base off Ponson/Stinnett), Betancourt (9, 2nd base off Ponson/Stinnett).
PO: Jones (1st base by Ponson).

FIELDING
DP: (Lopez-Betancourt-Sexson).

 
NY YankeesABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF-1B4111024.296
Cairo, 2B3000011.245
  b-Rodriguez, PH-3B2000012.282
Jeter, SS4010010.342
Giambi, DH4001131.260
Williams, RF5010003.283
Phillips, 1B-2B5221011.258
Cabrera, LF5111011.276
Green, 3B-2B3030000.157
  c-Guiel, PH1011000.246
  1-Crosby, PR-CF0100000.213
Stinnett, C2010011.224
  a-Posada, PH-C2010011.280
Totals40512511215 

a-Struck out for Stinnett in the 7th. b-Popped out for Cairo in the 7th. c-Singled for Green in the 9th.
1-Ran for Guiel in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Green 2 (2, Pineiro, Pineiro), Phillips (8, Putz), Williams (20, Mateo).
HR: Phillips (7, 2nd inning off Pineiro, 0 on, 0 out), Cabrera (4, 11th inning off Mateo, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon; Jeter; Williams 2; Phillips 6; Cabrera 4; Green 5; Guiel; Stinnett; Posada.
RBI: Giambi (77), Phillips (22), Guiel (9), Damon (47), Cabrera (30).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Williams; Damon 2; Rodriguez; Phillips.
SF: Damon.
GIDP: Williams.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Jeter (19, 2nd base off Pineiro/Johjima).

FIELDING
E: Cairo (3, fielding).
DP: (Jeter-Phillips).
Pickoffs: Ponson (Jones at 1st base).

 
SeattleIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Pineiro 6.07221515.79
Sherrill (H, 9)0.20000203.46
Soriano (H, 12)1.10000202.15
Putz (BS, 3)0.23220102.44
Mateo (L, 5-4)1.12110215.05
 
NY YankeesIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Ponson 6.25443515.26
Villone 1.01001202.14
Wilson 1.11000004.50
Farnsworth 1.00000004.25
Proctor (W, 3-2)1.00000204.34

Pineiro pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.
Mateo pitched to 1 batter in the 11th.

WP: Pineiro, Putz.
IBB: Sexson (by Villone).
HBP: Jeter (by Pineiro), Perez (by Proctor).
Pitches-strikes: Pineiro 88-60, Sherrill 12-8, Soriano 13-11, Putz 23-14, Mateo 20-13, Ponson 99-59, Villone 22-10, Wilson 17-11, Farnsworth 13-7, Proctor 14-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Pineiro 13-0, Sherrill 0-0, Soriano 0-2, Putz 0-1, Mateo 2-0, Ponson 6-8, Villone 0-1, Wilson 0-4, Farnsworth 1-2, Proctor 1-0.
Batters faced: Pineiro 26, Sherrill 2, Soriano 4, Putz 5, Mateo 6, Ponson 27, Villone 5, Wilson 5, Farnsworth 3, Proctor 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Sherrill 1-0, Soriano 1-0, Mateo 1-0, Villone 2-0, Wilson 2-0.
EjectionsSeattle Mariners Manager Mike Hargrove ejected by 1B umpire Mike Reilly. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 93 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 9 mph, L to R.
T: 3:31 (1:58 delay).
Att: 52,992.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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