Seattle Mariners defeat New York Yankees, 3-1

SEATTLE - At least they didn't get no-hit.

The Yankees' improbable playoff hopes took another huge step backward Friday night with their 3-1 loss to the lowly Mariners, although it could have been much worse for the Bombers' egos.

Brandon Morrow, the Mariners' answer to Joba Chamberlain, made his first big-league start a memorable one, carrying a no-hitter into the eighth inning before Wilson Betemit broke it up with a two-out, pinch-hit double, sparing the Yankees f...