Ichiro Suzuki (left) is greeted by after Endy Chavez after homering. (Elaine Thompson/AP)
By Doug Miller / MLB.com
Starter Felix Hernandez didn't receive much run support, but with the way he was dealing, he didn't much. The right-hander made Ichiro Suzuki's leadoff homer stand up, providing seven scoreless innings and delivering the Mariners a series victory over the Rays at Safeco Field.
BATTING HR: Suzuki, I (2, 1st inning off Shields, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Chavez,
En; Suzuki, I 5; Balentien. RBI: Suzuki, I (6). Runners left in scoring position,
2 out: Gutierrez, F; Chavez, En. Team RISP: 0-for-2. Team LOB: 4.
Balentien (1, 2nd base off Shields/Navarro, D), Suzuki, I (2, 2nd base off Shouse/Navarro, D).
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