Ichiro Suzuki bunts for a single in the third inning on Thursday. (Kevin P. Casey/AP)
By Jim Street / MLB.com
Franklin Gutierrez's three-run shot in the eighth put the Mariners on the board and sent Felix Hernandez to his ninth victory of the season. The Mariners ace held the Rangers to one run over eight innings to give Seattle its first win over its American League West rival this season.
BATTING 2B: Suzuki, I (17, Wilson, C). HR: Gutierrez, F (10, 8th inning off Wilson, C, 2 on, 2 out). TB: Suzuki, I 4; Gutierrez, F 5; Johnson, Ro. RBI: Gutierrez, F 3 (35). 2-out RBI: Gutierrez, F 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Johnson, Ro; Lopez, Jo 2. SAC: Cedeno, R. GIDP: Lopez, Jo. Team RISP: 1-for-10. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Suzuki, I (18, 2nd base off Hunter, T/Saltalamacchia).
Game Scores: Hunter, T , Hernandez, F . WP: Hernandez, F. IBB: Branyan (by Hunter, T). Pitches-strikes: Hunter, T 104-66, O'Day 10-9, Wilson, C 28-19, Hernandez, F 112-74, Aardsma 6-4. Groundouts-flyouts: Hunter, T 7-2, O'Day 2-0, Wilson, C 1-1, Hernandez, F 9-3, Aardsma 0-2. Batters faced: Hunter, T 24, O'Day 3, Wilson, C 6, Hernandez, F 27, Aardsma 3. Umpires: HP: Sam Holbrook.
1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Charlie Reliford. 3B: Larry Vanover. Weather: 68 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind:
4 mph, L to R. T: 2:19. Att: 24,814. Venue: Safeco Field. July 9, 2009 July 9, 2009
Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner