SEATTLE—Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in New York's four-run second inning and the surging Yankees beat the sloppy Seattle Mariners 5-2 on Saturday for their 12th win in 13 games.
Derek Jeter drove in two runs for New York during a sharp 2-for-4 night, going deep in the ninth inning to tie Omar Vizquel for second on the career list with 2,672 hits as a shortstop. The Yankees captain is one behind Luis Aparicio for the top spot.
Backup catcher Jose Molina also had an RBI single for New York, which made the most of a miscommunication between outfielders Franklin Gutierrez and Ichiro Suzuki during its big second inning.
With Alex Rodriguez back in the lineup, the AL East-leading Yankees picked up their fifth consecutive win.