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Seattle Mariners Team Report - April 30

(Sports Network) - Gil Meche pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and Bret Boone homered and drove in three runs, as the Seattle Mariners posted a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees in the opener of a three-game series between division leaders at Yankee Stadium.

Ben Davis added a two-run homer and Edgar Martinez contributed a solo shot for the AL West-leading Mariners, who have won two straight and seven of their last eight. John Olerud chipped in three hits.

The game marked the first United States meeting between Japanese stars Ichiro Suzuki of Seattle and New York's Hideki Matsui. Suzuki had only a bunt single and a run scored in five at-bats, while Matsui went 1-for-4 with a single in the ninth.

Meche (3-1) was brilliant through 7 2/3 innings to win his third straight decision. The righthander scattered six hits, walked two and struck out four. He has thrown 16 1/3 scoreless innings over his last two starts and has not allowed an earned run in his last 22 frames.

The Mariners improved to 12-2 at Yankee Stadium since the start of the 2000 season.

Crafty southpaw Jamie Moyer gets the call for the Mariners tonight, as he tries to record his fourth victory of the season. In his most recent outing, Moyer pitched six strong innings and struck out seven batters, while allowing just two earned runs on six hits.

Moyer (3-1) will be making the 27th start of his career against the Yankees and has a record 9-8 against them. He has also posted an ERA of 4.08 when facing New York, while striking out 103 batters in 172 innings of action.

04/30 12:20:08 ET

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