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Ichiro Suzuki Becomes 30th to Pass 3K Hits

Only Paul Molitor also did it on a triple

(Newser) - Ichiro Suzuki defined his career with speed and sharp hits. It was only fitting he flashed both in his historic moment. Suzuki lined a triple off the wall for his 3,000th career hit in the major leagues, becoming the 30th player to reach the milestone as the Miami Marlins... More »

Yankees Trade for Ichiro

Seattle Mariners give up star outfielder for two pitchers

(Newser) - The New York Yankees have acquired star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki from the Seattle Mariners in a trade for two pitchers. The Yankees also got cash in the deal that sent right-handers DJ Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to the Mariners. The trade was announced a few hours before the Yankees played... More »

M's Avoid Sweep, Beat Rangers in 12

(Newser) - Miguel Cairo had a two-out RBI single in the 12th inning, and the Seattle Mariners beat Texas 4-3 on Wednesday to avoid a sweep and keep the Rangers from reaching .500. Wladimir Balentien led off the 12th with a single off Franklyn German (1-2), and Yuniesky Betancourt sacrificed. Balentien moved... More »

Ibanez Leads Mariners Over White Sox

(Newser) - Raul Ibanez hit a two-run homer in the third inning and the Seattle Mariners beat the Chicago White Sox 6-3 today to snap a five-game losing streak. Jose Lopez and Ichiro Suzuki each went 3-for-4 for the Mariners, who finished with 13 hits. It was Seattle's most hits since it... More »

Orioles Rally to Beat Mariners

Baltimore comes back from five runs down on road

(Newser) - Brian Roberts homered to open the eighth inning, capping Baltimore's rally from a five-run deficit as the Orioles beat Seattle 8-7 last night for their sixth win in seven games against the Mariners this season. Roberts hit a 1-0 pitch from Sean Green (1-1) for his second homer of the... More »

BoSox Snap 9-Loss Seattle Streak, 4-3

Matsuzaka whiffs 10, gets first win against Ichiro; Gagne, Papelbon shaky

(Newser) - After nine straight losses in the Mariners' Safeco Field, the league-leading Red Sox finally broke through with a narrow 4-3 decision; vaunted rookie Daisuke Matsuzaka spent most of the night pitching out of trouble but yielded only two solo shots in seven frames. It was his first win against Seattle... More »

Move Over, Yogi, and Make Room for Ichiro

Seattle slugger auditions for 'Lost in Translation'

(Newser) - Seattle Mariners star Ichiro Suzuki says some weird stuff, from reporting conversations with his dog to odd metaphors about bowling. Slate studies the Japanese import's bons mots and suggests that Suzuki may be unused to the American media's unending locker room interviews. Or perhaps, one reporter says, he's trying to... More »

Mariners Lock in Ichiro for 5 More Years

All-Star MVP jumps to No. 5 on MLB salary list with $90M deal

(Newser) - Ichiro Suzuki is officially the highest-paid Mariner of all time. The 33-year-old Japanese import signed a 5-year extension worth $90 million this week and is now sewn up through 2012. Seattle worked hard to secure its leadoff man, who was a hot item with deep-pocketed clubs like the Yankees even... More »

All-Star TV Ratings Strike Out

Baseball viewers down 10% from last year

(Newser) - Television ratings for Major League Baseball's All-Star game this week dipped 10% under last year,  Bloomberg reports. The 8.4% rating is the second lowest for an All-Star game since 1967, even though the total number of viewers increased to 31.4 million from last year's 31.2 million. More »

American League Scores 10th Straight All-Star Win

MVP Ichiro jump-starts 5-4 victory, Series edge

(Newser) - The American League won its 10th straight Midsummer Classic last night, besting the National League 5-4. The game, hosted by San Francisco at AT&T Park, was a slugging match: MVP Ichiro Suzuki chalked up the first in-the-parker in All-Star game history, and blasts from Carl Crawford and Victor Martinez... More »

Mariners Manager Burns Out

Hargrove quits despite eight-game win streak, citing general lassitude

(Newser) - With his team on a seven-game streak, 11 games above .500, Seattle manager Mike Hargrove quit today, explaining that 35 years in the business had simply left him too depleted to continue. Bench coach John McLaren will take over. GM Bill Bavasi, while supportive, acknowledged that Hargrove's departure left the... More »

King Felix Eclipses Dice-K, One-Hits Sox

Suzuki-Matsuzaka matchup less riveting than anticipated

(Newser) - The much-ballyhooed matchup of Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki and Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka—MLB's best Japanese hitter versus its first-year Japanese pitching sensation—turned out to be far less impressive than the performance of Seattle's young ace, Felix Hernandez.  King Felix, who had just turned 21 on Sunday, had a no-hitter... More »

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