Jeter's Hits, Rasner's Arm Key Yanks' Win

New York completes weekend sweep of struggling Seattle
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2008 5:32 PM CDT
New York Yankees pitcher Darrell Rasner delivers the ball to the Seattle Mariners during the first inning on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Yankee Stadium in New York. Rasner got the win for New York.    (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
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(Newser) – Derek Jeter had four hits and the New York Yankees got consecutive homers from Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano during a six-run outburst, beating the slumping Seattle Mariners 8-2 Sunday to finish a lopsided three-game sweep. Just called up from the minors, Darrell Rasner pitched six comfortable innings and the sweet-swinging Yankees roughed up an ineffective Carlos Silva.

New York outscored the Mariners 19-4 in the series, immediately after getting swept three games at home by Detroit. Bobby Abreu had three singles, Hideki Matsui drove in two runs and New York finished with 14 hits for a two-day total of 27. The Yankees responded following Friday's comments from co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner, who said he was "disappointed" with the season so far.