September 5, 2010
Monday through Wednesday: vs. Cleveland Indians Friday through Sunday: vs. Seattle Mariners This figures to be an ugly week at Angel Stadium. Both Cleveland and Seattle will be mathematically eliminated from their division races by the end of the week. And the Angels' end isn't far behind. But there are some individual battles still to be fought. Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki needs a torrid finish to reach 200 hits for the 10th time in as many seasons while the Angels' Jered Weaver and the Mariners' Felix Hernandez entered the weekend tied for the major league lead in strikeouts.
September 29, 2004 |
Ichiro Suzuki had two hits to move within three of tying the major league single-season record, and the Seattle Mariners pounded Oakland starter Tim Hudson in a 7-2 victory over the Athletics on Tuesday night at Oakland. The A's fell into a first-place tie with the Angels in the American League West. Suzuki led off the game with a double to right-center field and singled to start the fifth.
September 26, 2004 |
Michael Young's score-tying triple sparked a two-run rally in the seventh inning, and the Texas Rangers again pulled to within two games of the American League West Division lead with a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. The Rangers, who have won six of seven and 11 of 15, are tied with the Angels for second place in the West behind the Oakland Athletics. They also remained tied with the Angels in the wild-card race, six games behind the Boston Red Sox.
June 1, 2007 |
Ichiro Suzuki extended his hitting streak to a career-high 24 games and the Seattle Mariners beat the Texas Rangers, 9-5, on Thursday night. Suzuki was three for five with two runs batted in and Kenji Johjima, Adrian Beltre and Yuniesky Betancourt each had two hits for Seattle. Gerald Laird hit a three-run homer and Frank Catalanotto had a two-run double for Texas, which lost for the eighth time in nine games. The Rangers lost a team-record 20 games in May.
September 4, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- Ichiro Suzuki had three hits against Roger Clemens, Felix Hernandez (11-7) pitched seven sharp innings and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees, 7-1, Monday in the first game of a key series. Clemens (6-6) gave up eight hits and five runs in four innings, and left to get an MRI exam on his right elbow. "First three innings it was a manageable situation for him, and then it started to tighten up," Manager Joe Torre said.
November 10, 2000 |
The Seattle Mariners agreed to pay more than $13 million for the right to talk to a player few have seen play. Starting this weekend, teams will bring out the real big money. As baseball's general managers laid the groundwork for trades and signings at their annual meetings this week, the only major move came Thursday when the Mariners won the bidding rights to Japanese all-star Ichiro Suzuki.
October 1, 2004 |
One hundred fifty-nine games over nearly six months were gone and, as Oakland Athletic General Manager Billy Beane mused through tobacco-encrusted lips in the postgame clubhouse here, "Here we are." With the Angels on their way from Texas on Thursday afternoon, the A's defeated the Seattle Mariners, 3-2, when rookie Bobby Crosby homered in the ninth inning at Network Associates Coliseum, setting up the three-game series that will decide the American League West title.
October 15, 2001 |
Whether or not Seattle gets past Cleveland today and advances to the American League championship series, Ichiro Suzuki has sealed his reputation as a money player. Suzuki drove in the go-ahead run with his seventh-inning single off Bartolo Colon, and is leading all hitters in the division series with a .563 average. "It doesn't matter who is pitching," Cleveland Manager Charlie Manuel said.
November 19, 2000 |
Ichiro Suzuki, signed Saturday by the Seattle Mariners, isn't worried about the pressure of being the first Japanese position player in major league baseball. The 27-year-old right fielder, the best hitter in Japan, believes he has the ability to make the transition a success. "I'm confident, or I wouldn't be sitting here right now," he said after signing a three-year contract.