New York Yankees defeat Seattle Mariners, 4-2

SEATTLE - Thirty was the number of the night for the Yankees.

Mark Teixeira's 30th home run of the season, a no-doubt blast to right field off righty Mark Lowe, snapped a ninth-inning tie and helped lift the Yankees to a 4-2 win over the Mariners Friday night, moving the Bombers 30 games over .500 for the first time this season.

"To me, he's an MVP candidate," Joe Girardi said of Teixeira.

After the Yankees tacked on an insurance run on an RBI single by Nick Swish...