Marlins fall two outs shy of combined no-hitter against Mariners
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 7:31
Miami Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen pitches to Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Seattle. 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.
Of his fantastic catches, the wins of the 2001 season, the multi-hit games and breaking George Sisler's season hit record here, the homer will be added to his fond recollections of playing at Safeco.
The Marlins were on the verge of the sixth no-hitter in franchise history when Mitch Haniger lined a one-out double into right-center field off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth. He allowed all four runs in the first three innings, including one on a wild pitch.
In what might well be his final appearance in Seattle, Suzuki did not let the crowd down, hitting the first pitch from Mariners reliever Evan Marshall for a home run to right field.
"This is my last at-bat obviously and the last chance, and with the game the way it was going, I desperately wanted a hit right there", Ichiro said. Yelich led off with a single and, with one out, Justin Bour sliced a 92-mph fastball over the left-field wall for a two-run homer that pushed the lead to 4-0. He is hitting.323 and reached base five times Wednesday. After that, he finished 6 1/3 innings by allowing 12 hits and four runs, while striking out five and walking one.
Seattle Mariners starter Yovani Gallardo, in three starts this season, is pitching to a 6.19 ERA.
The Mariners manage no near-misses before Haniger's double.
Toronto scored three unearned runs in the second against AL Cy Young Award victor Rick Porcello (1-2) after errors by third baseman Pablo Sandoval and first baseman Mitch Moreland.
The 43-year-old Suzuki has said he wants to play until he's 50, but came into the 3-game series with Seattle struggling, hitting just.083.
If it was his final at bat at Safeco Field, Ichiro Suzuki made the most of it.
RAYS 8, TIGERS 7: A throwing error by Jose Iglesias allowed two runs to score in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay rallied to beat Detroit. 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.