Ichiro Homers; Mariners Still Reel in a 10-5 Victory

Greg Peterson

Staff Writer 102.9 & 750 The Game

The Seattle Mariners came in hungry for a win after their one-hit upset yesterday.  Their prayers were answered in today’s game.

The game started off on a tough note for the Mariners as the Marlins got out to a 2-0 lead before the Mariners could even step to the plate, but a wild pitch in the bottom of the first cut the lead in half and was followed up in the second with a based loaded RBI from Mitch Haniger bringing Seattle a 3-2 lead.

The barrage of scoring continued in the third as Miami’s Giancarlo Stanton hit a towering shot to tie the game at three a piece.

The score would not last long after Mariners’ Kyle Seager cracked a double, scoring Nelson Cruz, to put Seattle back in the driver’s seat by a count of 4-3 after three innings.

Mariners stretched their lead ahead starting with a double RBI from Mitch Haniger.  Followed by a double RBI single from Kyle Seager shortly after.  This was the best inning to date from the Mariners and without a homer.  A four run inning putting Seattle ahead 8-3.

The shootout between the teams continued as Yelich cracked his second solo homer of the game in the top of the fifth inning.  The Mariners followed up from here over the next few innings with some excellent pitching from Felix Hernandez marking five strikeouts as well remarkable Mariners’ fielding to match.

Seager drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth to bring Haniger to home plate.  Danny Valencia was walked shortly after bringing Robinson Cano in for a run stretching the Mariners’ lead to 10-4.  The Marlins’ Ichiro Suzuki, former Mariner, cracked a solo homer in the top of the ninth.  Despite being on the opposing team, he collected much support from Seattle fans. That was the last run of the game as the Mariners concluded the inning and earned themselves another glorious home game win.

The team is hitting the road and will begin a four-game set with Oakland on the road beginning tomorrow.  You can hear the first game of the series on your home of the Mariners in Portland, 102.9 & 750 The Game!

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