LEADING OFF: Morning start at Fenway, Ichiro back in Seattle
20 April, 2017, 06:46
Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven hitless innings as the Marlins took a no-hitter into the ninth on their way to beating the Mariners 5-0 on Tuesday. This time around, it was Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen in Seattle. Hernandez allowed an RBI single to Marcell Ozuna, then hit J.T. Realmuto before coaxing a grounder to third by Miguel Rojas to mercifully end a long first inning at 21 pitches.
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. But with Segura sidelined by a hamstring strain, Haniger has starred.
In his second season with the Marlins previous year, Suzuki collected his 3,000 hit to join the hallowed fraternity. He walked Mitch Haniger and - after a fielder's choice from Robinson Cano - hit Nelson Cruz with a pitch.
There was no no-no, but there was a win - a well-rounded win in which the offense scored early and plenty, the starting pitching was excellent, and the bullpen held it down. He weaved through the Mariners order through seven innings, allowing no hits. The best contact Seattle made came in the fifth inning when Kyle Seager hit a one-hopper back up the middle that shortstop JT Riddle gloved and threw to first.
Gallardo gave up single runs in the first and second innings, although he limited the damage each time, before surrendering Bour's two-run homer in the third.
Of course, though the Marlins will not return to Seattle this season, it's no safe bet 2017 will be Ichiro's final year in the Majors. Just two walks, one hit batter and 25 pretty routine outs. In his most recent start, those seven hits led to seven runs, which was a big reason why he started the game with a 7.00 ERA.
Arenado hit a two-run homer into the left-field bleachers off Hyun-Jin Ryu (0-3) in the first.
Mariners: Felix Hernandez (1-1) has 15 strikeouts and no walks in his first three starts.
PLAY OF THE GAME: Heredia saved three runs by pulling back a homer with a leaping two-out catch at the left-field wall on Ozuna's drive in the first inning.
Miami (8-7) and will have a travel day before beginning a weekend series against the Padres in San Diego.
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