New York Yankees defeat Seattle Mariners, 11-1

SEATTLE - The Yankees were bitten by the injury bug during the final game of their home stand on Wednesday, but fortunately for the Bombers, it turned out to be more of a mosquito bite than a bee sting.

Derek Jeter was back in the lineup Thursday night after being hit on his right foot by a pitch, but Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada each got the night off.

Jeter went 2-for-4 with a homer in the Yankees' 11-1 win over the Mariners, leaving in the eighth inning of the ...

SEATTLE - No A-Rod. No Jorge Posada. No problem.

Playing without two of their biggest stars, the Yankees turned to their big man on the mound and the rest of the lineup to take care of the Mariners. They did just that, handing Seattle an 11-1 beating at Safeco Field to begin a 10-game road trip.

Standing in for Alex Rodriguez in the cleanup spot, Hideki Matsui went 4-for-5 with two home runs and five RBI. Derek Jeter, who left Wednesday's game early after being hit b...