The Seattle Mariners finally won a game. And it came at the expense of the Yankees.
The Yankees had played only one other game in franchise history against a team that was on a 17-game losing streak -- the Boston Red Sox on Sept. 8, 1926 -- and the Yankees lost that game, too.
"It means everything right now," Seattle manager Eric Wedge said of his team's first win since July 5. "These guys haven't felt good in a long time. We've got a long flight, an off day tomorrow and this is a real big win for us. When we've got a monkey on your back that size, it's damn hard to get it off."
Joe Girardi didn't seem too fazed by the loss, though.
"When I look back on what our club has done this year, and when I look back 20 years from now, I'm probably not going to remember this," he said. "They were going to win a game at some point, I really believe that. We didn't play well today and that's why we got beat."