SEATTLE (AP) -- Garrett Jones and Mark Teixeira homered, Masahiro Tanaka gave up one run over seven innings in his return from the disabled list and the New York Yankees completed a three-game sweep of Seattle Mariners with a 3-1 victory Wednesday.
Jones homered for the second straight day, hitting a two-run shot in the fourth inning off Seattle starter Taijuan Walker (2-6). Jones hit a three-run home run in the 11th inning of the Yankees' 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
Teixeira added his second home run of the series and his 16th of the season, hitting a solo shot in the second inning that just eluded leaping right fielder Seth Smith at the wall.
Tanaka (3-1) made his first start in more than a month and did not miss a beat. Despite being on an 80-pitch limit in his return, Tanaka got through seven innings without even reaching the 80-pitch mark, throwing just 78 pitches in handing the Mariners their fifth straight loss.
Tanaka struck out a season-high nine and had zero walks, going to a three-ball count against only two batters.
Tanaka had not pitched in the majors since April 23 when he went 6 1-3 innings against Detroit and allowed one earned run in a no-decision. He landed on the disabled list five days later with wrist tendinitis and a forearm strain.
The Mariners one chance at a big inning against Tanaka came in the third when Brad Miller tripled and scored on Dustin Ackley's one-hop double off the left field wall.
But the rally ended quickly. With one out, Morrison singled to left, but Ackley was thrown out at the plate on a perfect throw from left fielder Ramon Flores and Austin Jackson struck out looking to end the threat.
Seattle loaded the bases in the eighth against relievers Chris Capuano and Andrew Miller with one out behind a single, hit batter and walk. But Miller recovered to strike out Logan Morrison after falling behind 3-0, and got a ground out from Austin Jackson to end the threat.
Miller pitched the ninth for his 17th save.
Walker was nearly the equal of Tanaka. The young right-hander followed up an impressive eight shutout innings in his last start with another strong eight innings. He allowed just five hits to the Yankees and retired 13 of the last 15 hitters after Jones' homer. Walker struck out seven.
Yankees: Catcher Brian McCann left in the second inning with soreness in his right foot. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Thursday in New York. He was replaced by John Ryan Murphy.
Mariners: Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said he's sticking with Fernando Rodney as his closer despite his third blown save of the season on Tuesday night. McClendon said he wants to watch the innings of young right-hander Carson Smith, who has developed into a reliable eighth inning option.
Yankees: New York has a day off Thursday before opening a homestand against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday. Nathan Eovaldi (4-1) will get the start.
Mariners: LHP Roenis Elias (2-2) tries to rebound from a loss in his last start when he faces Tampa Bay on Thursday.