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Ichiro Suzuki Will Always Be a Seattle Mariner

Miami Marlins Ichiro Suzuki steps out of the visitors dugout to be honored by Seattle Mariners players and executives for his 3,000 hit milestone in a pre-game ceremony before a baseball game against the Mariners his former Seattle Mariners vs. Miami Marlins - 4/18/17 MLB Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Eleena Tovar | 23 Abril, 2017, 20:47

Suffice it to say, Mariners fans got the best of both worlds: Seattle won, 10-5, but they left Safeco Field with one more moment to treasure from the 10-time Mariners All-Star who burst on the Major League Baseball scene in 2001, winning AL Rookie of the Year and MVP honors.

Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen has not allowed a hit through six innings against the Seattle Mariners.

Felix Hernandez (2-1) allowed four runs and 12 hits in 6 1-3 innings.

Jarrod Dyson's one-out single moved Zunino to second, and both runners scored on Haniger's two-run double into the left-center gap for a 6-3 lead. Brad Ziegler got through the eighth inning with the no-hitter intact, but Kyle Barraclough saw Mitch Haniger line a double to right-field to spoil the flawless night.

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Haniger was considered the extra piece of Seattle's biggest offseason move when it acquired Jean Segura in a trade with Arizona. But with Segura sidelined by a hamstring strain, Haniger has starred.

If that's indeed the case, this is Ichiro's last trip to Seattle as an active player, which must be emotional considering the countless memories he made in the Emerald City. He allowed all four runs in the first three innings, including one on a wild pitch. Hernandez struck out five and issued his first walk of the season to Stanton in the fifth, ending a streak of 22 1/3 innings to open the season.

Chen no-hit the Mariners for seven innings but was pulled before he could finish it. Don Mattingly yanked Chen after he'd thrown 100 pitches through seven innings.

Miami got the offense it needed early with an RBI infield single by Christian Yelich in the first inning and a two-run homer by Justin Bour in the third inning.

Knowing this, the Mariners chose to make it "Ichiro Bobblehead Night" to honor their former superstar. Orlando stole second, took third on a groundout and went home when Mike Moustakas delivered a base hit. Yelich pinned the ball against his body as he slammed full speed into the padded wall.

NATIONALS 14, BRAVES 4: Bryce Harper had two homers, including a grand slam, among four hits and the Nationals overwhelmed Julio Teheran and the Braves.

"He was really in control of the game the whole night", Mariners manager Scott Servais said. Adam Conley (1-1) gets the start in Friday's series opener.

PADRES 1, DIAMONDBACKS 0: Jhoulys Chacin pitched eight scoreless innings and Erick Aybar hit a homer to lift the Padres to a win over the Diamondbacks.

"It's not necessarily what it looked like", Suzuki, whose ticket to Cooperstown comes courtesy of, among other plaudits, three Silver Slugger awards, two batting crowns and the 2001 MVP and Rookie of the Year honors, said to the Sun-Sentinel of caring more about the gesture than its artistic portrayals.