Suzuki returns to Seattle as member of 3000-hit club

Lynette Rowe
April 21, 2017

The Miami outfielder hit a solo shot home run in the top of the 9th Wednesday in the Marlin's 10-to-5 loss to the Seattle Mariners. (VIDEO LINK) He has just one walk this season in 24 2/3 innings in four starts.

Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki, left, greets Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, right, as Mariners translator Antony Suzuki, center, looks on, before batting practice prior to a baseball game against Ichiro's former team, .

Left-hander Tyler Anderson (1-3) went five innings for the Rockies, allowing four runs - two earned - while striking out five and walking one. He hit a home run!

Dylan Covey (0-1) got knocked around in his second major league start, allowing eight runs, 10 hits and three homers over five innings.

The Seattle Mariners are playing host to the Miami Marlins this week.

Update: Freeman grounded out leading off the sixth inning, ending his streak. "With the game the way it was going, that's what I wanted to hit, right there", Suzuki said through an interpreter, while also indicating he hoped to have another trip to Seattle in the future. 3B Martin Prado was out of the lineup after leaving Monday's game with a calf cramp. But with Segura sidelined by a hamstring strain, Haniger has starred.

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The Mariners used a four-game win streak to mitigate some of the damage of the 2-8 start.

Seattle Mariners starter Yovani Gallardo, in three starts this season, is pitching to a 6.19 ERA. Dan Straily and two relievers combined to no-hit the New York Mets through seven innings Sunday before Neil Walker broke it up in the eighth with a single off Ziegler with two outs. None of the team's other starters has recorded an out in the seventh inning, and Mattingly had no regrets about pulling him and denying him a chance to go for a complete game no-hitter.

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