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"That was by far the best I've ever seen him pitch," said Ryan, who extended his hitting streak to 10 games.
After Suzuki led off the game with a liner to center field, the Mariners didn't get a ball out of the infield until the single by Ryan, who took the extra time in the afternoon to eat at the Burger Joint, a foodie favorite in a midtown hotel.
With storm clouds sweeping in over Yankee Stadium and lightning cracks eliciting gasps from crowd, Sabathia struck out six in a row in the fourth and the fifth innings -- as fans abandoned their seats for covered areas.
Rain began to fall in the sixth and became heavy as Mike Carp struck out, prompting home plate umpire Bob Davidson to pull the Yankees off the field.
After a 30-minute delay, Greg Halman popped out to first to break the strikeout streak.
Sabathia struck out the side in the seventh around Ryan's single.
Granderson's homer was a drive to the opposite field that just cleared the wall in left. In the fifth, Nick Swisher, Jorge Posada and Eric Chavez -- just activated from the 60-day disabled list -- hit consecutive singles for a run. Derek Jeter made it 3-0 with a groundout.
Teixeira homered off Jamey Wright.
Fister gave up seven hits and three runs, striking out five in seven innings. He hasn't won in a span of 10 starts, dating to June 4. The Mariners have scored just 13 runs over that stretch.
"He had a fever about him," Wedge said. "He kept us right in the ballgame."
NOTES: The Mariners matched the 1926 Boston Red Sox, 1962 Mets, and 1977 Atlanta Braves with 17 losses in a row. ... New York's 18 strikeouts tied the club record for a nine-inning game, set by Ron Guidry on June 17, 1978. ... Figgins returned after missing a game for a family emergency.
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