Ichiro Suzuki tries to avoid a tag in the third inning. (Ted S. Warren/AP)
By Jim Street / MLB.com
With the Mariners one out from defeat and Felix Hernandez's complete game seemingly gone to waste, Ichiro Suzuki delivered his first career walk-off homer, stunning Yankees closer Mariano Rivera with a two-run shot to right to give AL Cy Young hopeful Hernandez his 16th victory.
a-Struck out for Johnson, Ro in the 9th. b-Doubled for Wilson, Jo in the 9th. 1-Ran for Sweeney, M
in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Gutierrez, F (20, Burnett), Hall (19, Burnett), Sweeney, M (15, Rivera). HR: Suzuki,
I (10, 9th inning off Rivera, 1 on, 2 out). TB: Hall 2; Lopez, Jo; Suzuki, I 7; Sweeney, M 2; Gutierrez, F 3. RBI:
Lopez, Jo (90), Suzuki, I 2 (43). 2-out RBI: Suzuki, I 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Beltre;
Hall; Johnson, Ro. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING CS: Suzuki,
I (9, 2nd base by Burnett/Molina, J). PO: Suzuki, I 2 (1st base by Burnett, 1st base by Burnett).