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September 14, 2009 | Associated Press
at Texas 7-0, Seattle 2-5: Ichiro Suzuki became the first major league player with at least 200 hits in nine consecutive seasons, Felix Hernandez (15-5) gave up four hits in seven innings and the Mariners earned a split of a doubleheader. Rookie Tommy Hunter (8-3) threw a six-hitter for the Rangers in the first game. at New York 13, Baltimore 3: Hideki Matsui hit a home run and drove in five runs and CC Sabathia became the American League's first 17-game winner. at Detroit 7, Toronto 2: Rick Porcello (13-8)
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February 8, 2014 | By Mike DiGiovanna and James Barragan
The Lakers were down to five healthy and eligible players Wednesday night when center Robert Sacre picked up his sixth personal foul, fueling hope for a struggling Cleveland team that it would play the final 31/2 minutes with a man advantage. It was merely a Sacre-tease. An obscure NBA rule requiring each team to have five players on the floor nullified a Cavaliers power play. Sacre, though penalized with a technical foul, was allowed to remain in the game, and the Lakers won, 119-108.
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July 23, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
Ichiro Suzuki could be playing in left field for New York Yankees, but his trade to the Bronx didn't originate there. Suzuki, who was traded to the Yankees on Monday in exchange for minor league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar, said he asked the Seattle Mariners several weeks ago to consider trading him. That request eventually led to interest from the Yankees, who found out last week that left fielder Brett Gardner will probably miss...
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June 19, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
NEW YORK - Yasiel Puig is listed as 22 years old, a fact that is frequently obscured by physical gifts that make him look as if he is a grown man playing Little League. But after the Dodgers split a doubleheader against the New York Yankees on Wednesday, the boy in Puig came out. The rookie outfielder smiled warmly as he recalled what it was like to play against Robinson Cano and Ichiro Suzuki in the Dodgers' 6-4 defeat and 6-0 victory at Yankee Stadium. That he would hit a home run over Suzuki's head was something he could only dream of as a teenager in Cuba, where he said he idolized Cano and Suzuki from afar.
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June 4, 2011
May was the worst month in Ichiro Suzuki's career, as he hit .210 with a .270 on-base percentage. Oddly, the Mariners played great, seemingly proving the theory that for a future Hall of Famer he has very little effect on winning. … What does Jair Jurrjens have in common with Lefty Gomez , Randy Johnson and Ubaldo Jimenez ? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, those are the only big leaguers to begin a season with nine straight starts of six-plus innings giving up two or fewer runs in each game.
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July 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Your browser does not support iframes. Ichiro Suzuki was cheered by fans at Safeco Field when he made his first appearance during the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees on Monday night. Nothing unusual about that -- it's been happening for more than a decade. But this time he trotted toward the outfield from the visitors' dugout wearing Yankees pinstripes. There was something very unusual about that. After spending more than 11 seasons -- his entire major league career -- with the Mariners, the team pulled a surprise trade Monday with that night's opponent just 3 1/2 hours before the game.
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June 10, 2011 | Wire reports
Ichiro Suzuki was not in the starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners for Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. Manager Eric Wedge said he wanted to give his slumping outfielder the night off, although he did not rule out the possibility that Suzuki would pinch-hit or pinch-run. Suzuki has played in 255 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in team history. Suzuki, who is hitting .252 this season, didn't speak to reporters before the game. He's hitting .149 since May 19. Etc. Atlanta left fielder Martin Prado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a staph infection in his right calf.
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June 6, 2010 | By Mike DiGiovanna
Reporting from Seattle — The Angels did not sweep a three-game series at Safeco Field because they shut down Seattle leadoff batter Ichiro Suzuki . The speedy outfielder had seven hits in 10 at-bats and walked three times, bumping his average to .358, third best in the American League, and increasing the Angels' admiration for him. "You're not going to stop Ichiro," Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke said. "It's like he looks out and sees where the defense is and then hits the ball accordingly.
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December 9, 2009 | By Mike DiGiovanna
He has been an Angels sparkplug for most of the past seven years, a speedy leadoff batter who had a .395 on-base percentage, 114 runs and an American League-leading 101 walks in 2009. But after finalizing a four-year, $36-million deal with Seattle on Tuesday, Chone Figgins will be part of a twin-turbo engine at the top of the Mariners order, teaming with baseball's best leadoff hitter, Ichiro Suzuki, to give Seattle a dynamic one-two punch. "To be able to create havoc with Ichiro at the top of the order is going to be a whole lot of fun," Figgins said on a conference call Tuesday night.
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November 11, 2000 | VALERIE REITMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Japan is in mourning for perhaps its most popular baseball hero ever, Ichiro Suzuki, who appears headed for a spot on the Seattle Mariners' roster. But his departure from Japan could be more significant than simply losing a seven-time batting champion, ace right fielder and national heartthrob. It could presage a major loss in stature for baseball here, if the man who is known by his first name, Ichiro, does well.
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October 1, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Mike Trout and Matt Kemp wear two of the most popular jerseys in Major League Baseball, based on sales since the All-Star break. Trout, the Angels' rookie sensation, ranks fifth on the list of jersey sales announced Monday by MLB. The four most popular jerseys, in order, are those worn by Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers, Ichiro Suzuki of the Yankees and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals. Matt Kemp, the Dodgers' center fielder and runner-up in last year's National League MVP voting, ranks 11th.
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September 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
The New York Yankees still lead the American League East with one week left in the regular season, and two reasons are the resurgence of CC Sabathia and Ichiro Suzuki. Sabathia struck out 10 batters in eight innings for his first win in six starts, and Suzuki had two more hits Wednesday as the Yankees cruised past the Minnesota Twins, 8-2. But the Orioles kept the Yankees in sight. Baltimore slugged seven home runs - including two each by Chris Davis and Manny Machado - to crush the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-2, and remain 11/2 games behind New York.
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July 24, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Your browser does not support iframes. Ichiro Suzuki was cheered by fans at Safeco Field when he made his first appearance during the Seattle Mariners' game against the New York Yankees on Monday night. Nothing unusual about that -- it's been happening for more than a decade. But this time he trotted toward the outfield from the visitors' dugout wearing Yankees pinstripes. There was something very unusual about that. After spending more than 11 seasons -- his entire major league career -- with the Mariners, the team pulled a surprise trade Monday with that night's opponent just 3 1/2 hours before the game.
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July 23, 2012 | By Austin Knoblauch
Ichiro Suzuki could be playing in left field for New York Yankees, but his trade to the Bronx didn't originate there. Suzuki, who was traded to the Yankees on Monday in exchange for minor league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar, said he asked the Seattle Mariners several weeks ago to consider trading him. That request eventually led to interest from the Yankees, who found out last week that left fielder Brett Gardner will probably miss...
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March 27, 2012 | By Mike Hiserman
The Oakland Athletics will be the home team, but the Seattle Mariners and outfielder Ichiro Suzuki will be the crowd favorites as Major League Baseball opens its 2012 season Wednesday with a game that starts at 3 a.m. PDT. Seattle is the only MLB team with a Japanese owner, retired Nintendo Chairman Hiroshi Yamauchi, who has had a majority stake in the Mariners since 1992 yet has never seen his team play in person — a streak that will be extended...
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September 1, 2011 | By Kevin Baxter
Time is running out on the Angels. A week ago they left town a season-high 12 games over .500 and in second place, 21/2 games behind the Texas Rangers, in the American League West. Yet despite the fact they closed out their brief trip with a 4-3 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Thursday, by the time the Angels' charter flight landed in Southern California in the wee hours Friday, that deficit had grown to 31/2 games. Only now they have seven fewer games in which to make up the deficit.
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July 7, 2001 | VALERIE GUTIERREZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
He played shortstop on a field surrounded by barbed-wire fencing and slid into hand-sewn bases filled with rice. Sometimes, he'd hit the ball so hard it would sail past the fence line fashioned from castor beans and get swallowed up by the desert sky. Masao Iriyama, 79, clearly remembers the 10,000 or so "fans" surrounding the desolate, patchy field, and the cheers still echo in his mind.
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September 26, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
The New York Yankees still lead the American League East with one week left in the regular season, and two reasons are the resurgence of CC Sabathia and Ichiro Suzuki. Sabathia struck out 10 batters in eight innings for his first win in six starts, and Suzuki had two more hits Wednesday as the Yankees cruised past the Minnesota Twins, 8-2. But the Orioles kept the Yankees in sight. Baltimore slugged seven home runs - including two each by Chris Davis and Manny Machado - to crush the Toronto Blue Jays, 12-2, and remain 11/2 games behind New York.
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June 10, 2011 | Wire reports
Ichiro Suzuki was not in the starting lineup for the Seattle Mariners for Friday night's game against the Detroit Tigers. Manager Eric Wedge said he wanted to give his slumping outfielder the night off, although he did not rule out the possibility that Suzuki would pinch-hit or pinch-run. Suzuki has played in 255 consecutive games, the third-longest streak in team history. Suzuki, who is hitting .252 this season, didn't speak to reporters before the game. He's hitting .149 since May 19. Etc. Atlanta left fielder Martin Prado has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a staph infection in his right calf.
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June 4, 2011
May was the worst month in Ichiro Suzuki's career, as he hit .210 with a .270 on-base percentage. Oddly, the Mariners played great, seemingly proving the theory that for a future Hall of Famer he has very little effect on winning. … What does Jair Jurrjens have in common with Lefty Gomez , Randy Johnson and Ubaldo Jimenez ? According to the Elias Sports Bureau, those are the only big leaguers to begin a season with nine straight starts of six-plus innings giving up two or fewer runs in each game.
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