2017-04-20 / State/National Sports

Ichiro Suzuki homers, but Mariners beat Marlins


Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano singles against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a game Wednesday in Seattle. 
AP Photo by ELAINE THOMPSON Seattle Mariners’ Robinson Cano singles against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a game Wednesday in Seattle. AP Photo by ELAINE THOMPSON 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 11 1/2 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.

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 one-out 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.

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 onerun 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.

Toronto scored three unearned runs in the second against AL Cy Young Award winner Rick Porcello (1-2) after errors by third baseman Pablo Sandoval and first baseman Mitch Moreland. Darwin Barney hit a two-run single and scored on Ezequiel Carrera’s single.

Roberto Osuna finished for his first save.

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.

Reddick tripled in the first and scored on a Jose Altuve single, doubled in the sixth and scored on an Evan Gattis single and hit a two-run homer to right in the seventh that went over Cameron Maybin’s outstretched glove and fell in the first row. Reddick struck out in the third.

JC Ramirez (2-2) allowed three runs on six hits with a career-high nine strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. The right-hander improved from his first career start Friday against Kansas City where he was tagged for five runs in five innings.

Rays 9, 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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