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Mariners win on Mothers' Day

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SEATTLE, Wash. - Left-hander Horacio Ramirez and four relievers stymied the hard-hitting New York Yankees with a combined seven-hitter in a 2-1 Mother's Day victory by the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field.

A crowd of 46,181 turned out to see the Mariners win for the second time in a three-game series in the Yankees' only visit to Seattle this season.

The Mariners are 4-3 against the Yankees this season, with a three-game series to be played September 3rd through the 5th in New York.

Ramirez improved his record to 3-2, limiting the Yankees to one run on five hits. He was followed to the mound by Chris Reitsma, George Sherrill, rookie Brandon Morrow and closer J.J. Putz. Putz pitched the ninth inning for his ninth save in nine chances this season.

Raul Ibanez had an RBI single in the third inning and Jose Lopez had a sacrifice fly in the fourth for Seattle. Left-hander Jarrod Washburn was the winner in the Mariners' 3 to 0 victory in the series opener on Friday night. In the series, the Yankees scored only one run and hit .171 in 20 2-3 innings against left-handers.

The Mariners are off Monday. They'll open a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field on Tuesday night, with 21-year-old right-hander Felix Hernandez coming off the disabled list to start. Hernandez hasn't pitched since April 18th because of a strained forearm.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)