Seattle Mariners defeat New York Yankees, 5-2

SEATTLE - Thank goodness for the Baltimore Orioles.

Without them, the Yankees might be facing a last-place finish in the American League East. Instead, they have fallen into sole possession of fourth in the division, having dropped behind the Blue Jays following Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Mariners.

"Toronto's been playing really well," Alex Rodriguez said. "I'll tell you what; a lot of people should be happy they're not in the playoff race, because they would be the sc...