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Hapless Mariners Lose 16th In A Row

Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira each homered and drove in three runs, Freddy Garcia stifled his former team and the New York Yankees handed the snakebit Seattle Mariners their 16th straight loss with a 10-3 victory Monday night. A rain delay of 1 hour, 57 minutes was the only thing that slowed this loss for Seattle. The game was barely under way when Teixeira crushed any pregame hopes Seattle had of jumping out early and snapping the streak, hitting a rare homer into the second deck in left field after Curtis Granderson walked in the first. In the third, Jeter hit his first homer since connecting for hit No. 3,000 on July 9. He also tripled in the eighth/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo: Curtis Granderson applauds Mark Teixeira's home run against Mariners)

Question: The Mariners have lost 16 games in a row. The American League record for consecutive losses is 21. Will they tie or break that record?




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