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Seattle, WA (Sports Network) - pitched eight strong innings to become the first seven-game winner in the majors, leading the New York to a 7-2 victory over the Seattle at Safeco Field. and hit two-run homers for the , who snapped a season-high three-game losing streak. Johnson finished 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and Matsui was 2-for-5 with two runs scored. and also drove in runs for the , who dropped a 12-7 decision in Tuesday's series-opener. homered for Seattle, which had a four-game winning streak stopped. added three hits and a run scored in defeat. Mussina (7-0) gave up two runs and five hits with a season-high 12 strikeouts and no walks. He has won nine straight regular-season starts dating back to last year and became the first Yankee to win his first seven starts in a season since Bob Turley in 1958. The righthander leads the American League with 63 strikeouts and has walked just eight this season. He improved to 15-5 lifetime against the . (2-3) took the loss, allowing four runs on six hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out four. The grabbed a 1-0 lead with one out in the second when Olerud connected for his second homer, a blast over the right field wall, but Mussina didn't allow another run until the seventh and the scored six times in between. New York reached Pineiro for a run in the fourth when Matsui stroked a one-out double, took third on a wild pitch and scored on a sacrifice fly by Posada. The then took the lead in the fifth. led off with an infield single and stole second, then took third on a fly ball before scoring on a two-out base hit by Johnson. Matsui followed a walk with his third homer of the season in the sixth to make it 4-1. Johnson clubbed a offering over the center field wall after was hit by a pitch leading off the seventh to increase the lead to 6-1. The got one back in the bottom of the seventh when Boone singled, took second on a grounder and scored on a base hit by . New York tacked on another run in the eighth, as Mondesi walked, stole second and raced home on a base hit by Wilson. Mussina then struck out the side in the home eighth before turning it over to , who pitched a one-hit ninth.

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