MLB: Back at Safeco, Ichiro hits a homer

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SEAT­TLE (AP) — Mi­ami’s Ichiro Suzuki hit his first home run on the road in nearly four years in the Mar­lins 10-5 loss to the Mariners. The 43-year-old home­red off Evan Mar­shall in pos­si­bly his fi­nal at-bat at Safeco Field, where he an­chored right field and the top of Seat­tle’s bat­ting or­der for 11½ sea­sons.

Rookie Mitch Haniger ex­tended his hit­ting streak to 13 games with three hits and four RBIs, and Seat­tle won for the fifth time in six games.

A night af­ter break­ing up a po­ten­tial no-hit­ter with a ninth-in­ning dou­ble, Haniger scored in the first in­ning, had a two-run sin­gle in the sec­ond and clanged a two-run dou­ble off the wall in deep cen­ter field in the fourth. Kyle Sea­ger also drove in four runs and was on base four times as the Mariners went 6-3 on their only home­s­tand of April.

Felix Her­nan­dez (2-1) al­lowed four runs and 12 hits in 6 1/3 in­nings. Mi­ami’s Edin­son Volquez (0-2) barely made it through three in­nings, giv­ing up four runs, five hits and four walks.


CHICAGO (AP) — Ad­di­son Rus­sell hit a three-run homer off Nef­tali Feliz (0-2) that capped a four-run ninth in­ning.

Chicago trailed 4-1 be­fore Will­son Con­tr­eras’ RBI sin­gle in the sixth Car­los Tor­res, and Rus­sell’s run-scor­ing sin­gle cut the deficit to one run in the eighth. Kris Bryant’s RBI sin­gle tied the score.

Wade Davis (2-0) worked around a walk in the ninth. ROY­ALS 2, GI­ANTS 0 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Ja­son Var­gas (3-0) scat­tered four hits over seven in­nings with nine strike­outs and no walks, and Kansas City fi­nally scored off Madi­son Bum­gar­ner.

Joakim So­ria pitched a per­fect eighth in re­lief of Var­gas, and Kelvin Her­rera worked around a lead­off walk in the ninth for his third save.

Bum­gar­ner (0-3) matched Var­gas pitch for pitch un­til the fifth, when Paulo Or­lando man­aged a one­out sin­gle. Or­lando stole sec­ond, took third on a ground­out and went home when Mike Mous­takas de­liv­ered a base hit. That ended Bum­gar­ner’s streak of 18 score­less in­nings against the Roy­als, dat­ing to the 2014 World Se­ries opener.

Sal­vador Perez added an RBI sin­gle off Ge­orge Kon­tos in the eighth. CAR­DI­NALS 2, PI­RATES 1 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dex­ter Fowler hit his first two home runs for St. Louis, which com­pleted a three-game sweep — all by 2-1 scores. The Car­di­nals are 6-9, win­ning their opener and los­ing nine of 11 be­fore the sweep.

Fowler had three of the Car­di­nals’ eight hits, in­clud­ing homers in the third and fifth off Ger­rit Cole (1-2). Josh Bell had tied the score with a fourth-in­ning homer against Michael Wacha (2-1)

Trevor Rosen­thal struck out Jordy Mercer and Jose Osuna with a man on for his first save this sea­son. NA­TION­ALS 14, BRAVES 4 AT­LANTA (AP) — Bryce Harper had two homers, in­clud­ing a grand slam, among four hits and the Na­tion­als over­whelmed Julio Te­heran and the Braves.

Harper drove in five runs. His third-in­ning grand slam just cleared the reach of leap­ing Braves cen­ter fielder En­der In­cia­rte. Harper’s seven ca­reer homers off Te­heran are his most against any pitcher.

Ryan Zim­mer­man added an eighth-in­ning grand slam off Ian Krol, send­ing some Braves fans for the ex­its at new SunTrust Park. The Na­tion­als had 20 hits.

Wash­ing­ton’s Joe Ross (1-0) al­lowed three runs on six hits in seven in­nings in his 2017 de­but.

Te­heran (1-1) al­lowed seven runs on seven hits in four in­nings. ATH­LET­ICS 9, RANGERS 1 OAK­LAND, Calif. (AP) — Khris Davis hit his sev­enth home run of the sea­son, Yon­der Alonso and Chad Pinder also went deep.

Josh Phe­g­ley hit a two-run dou­ble in a four-run first that gave a quick lead to Jesse Hahn (1-1), who al­lowed one run and two hits over six in­nings, struck out four and walked four.

Davis hit a two-run homer in the fifth, his third home run in six games.

Martin Perez (1-2) gave up four runs and seven hits in 3 2/3 in­nings. YAN­KEES 9, WHITE SOX 1 NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge hit a 448-foot homer, Masahiro Tanaka (2-1) pitched seven in­nings of one-run ball and New York com­pleted its first stretch at Yan­kee Sta­dium this sea­son 8-1, its most wins in a home­s­tand since go­ing 9-1 from July 17-26, 2009.

Judge fol­lowed Star­lin Cas­tro’s three-run shot in the fifth for the Yan­kees’ first back-to-back homers of the sea­son. Chase Headley and Aaron Hicks also went deep to give New York a sea­son high four home runs.

Dy­lan Covey (0-1) got knocked around in his sec­ond ma­jor league start, al­low­ing eight runs, 10 hits and three homers over five in­nings. BLUE JAYS 3, RED SOX 0 TORONTO (AP) — Francisco Liri­ano (1-1) al­lowed four hits in 5 1/3 in­nings and com­bined with three re­liev­ers com­bined on a six-hit­ter.

Kevin Pil­lar had three hits for the sec­ond straight game and stole two bases as the Blue Jays won for the third time this sea­son and im­proved to 2-6 on their home­s­tand. ORI­OLES 2, REDS 0 CINCIN­NATI (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez (1-0) held the Reds to a pair of sin­gles in the sec­ond in­ning and four walks over­all in 7 2/3 in­nings to over­came a dom­i­nat­ing per­for­mance by rookie Amir Gar­rett (2-1), who struck out 12 in seven in­nings. METS 5, PHILLIES 4 NEW YORK (AP) — Jay Bruce home­red twice and drove in five runs, in­clud­ing a tiebreak­ing shot in the eighth as New York ended its four-game los­ing streak.

struck out Ce­sar Her­nan­dez to end it. ASTROS 5, AN­GELS 1 HOUS­TON (AP) — Dal­las Keuchel threw seven solid in­nings, Josh Red­dick fin­ished a sin­gle shy of the cy­cle and the Astros beat the An­gels.

Keuchel (3-0) al­lowed one run on eight hits with seven strike­outs. The left-han­der has al­lowed one run or fewer in all four of his starts, go­ing seven in­nings in each out­ing. RAYS 8, TIGERS 7 ST. PE­TERS­BURG, Fla. (AP) — A throw­ing er­ror by Jose Igle­sias al­lowed two runs to score in the ninth in­ning as Tampa Bay ral­lied to beat Detroit.

The Tigers short­stop stum­bled while try­ing to turn what would have been a game-end­ing dou­ble play, in­stead his er­ror cost Detroit the vic­tory.

Kevin Kier­maier opened the ninth with a walk. He ad­vanced to third on Evan Lon­go­ria’s dou­ble. Francisco Ro­driguez (1-1) in­ten­tion­ally walked Brad Miller to load the bases. One out later, the closer got Logan Mor­ri­son to ground to sec­ond base and Igle­sias couldn’t com­plete the dou­ble play, as he stum­bled mak­ing the turn. He was hurt on the play and was on the field for a few min­utes be­fore walk­ing off un­der his own power.

Austin Pruitt (1-0) got his first ma­jor league win in re­lief.

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