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June 23 2017, 03:33 | Van Peters
Mitch Haniger had three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs, Kyle Seager drove in four on two hits and a bases-loaded walk, and the Seattle Mariners took the rubber match of a three-game series with the Miami Marlins, 10-5 on Wednesday at Safeco Field. He struck out three, walked two and hit a batter as 16,126 watched the tension build. Chen had pitched only nine innings this season, so Mattingly chose the conservative route and brought in veteran Brad Ziegler for the eighth.
Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki, fourth from left, is honored by Seattle Mariners players and executives for his 3,000 hit milestone in a pre-game ceremony before a baseball game against the Mariners, his former team, Monday, April 17, 2017, in Seattle. The Taiwanese left-hander has two strikeouts.
The Mariners manage no near-misses before Haniger's double.
With the Mariners leading 3-0, Suzuki grounded out to second to end the third inning. The Marlins finally got on the board in the ninth inning thanks to an opposite field home run from Christian Yelich.
Chen entered with a 7.00 ERA and 14 hits allowed over his first two starts of the season, both coming against the New York Mets.
The Marlins were able to procure the ball Ichiro hit and compensated the fan that caught it with a baseball Ichiro autographed for him after the game.
Suzuki jumped on a fastball from Evan Marshall that had just enough to clear the fence in right field as Haniger watched. It is the only walk issued this season by Hernandez after 24 2/3 innings over his four starts. It was the hits the Mariners didn't get, until they got the one from Haniger.
ASTROS 5, ANGELS 1: Dallas Keuchel threw seven solid innings, Josh Reddick finished a single shy of the cycle and the Astros beat the Angels.
Haniger extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a third-inning single. His two-run single erased a one-run deficit in the second inning, and his two-run double fueled a four-run fourth that boosted the lead to 8-4.
Austin Pruitt (1-0) got his first major league win in relief.
The victory completed a 6-3 homestand that helped erase the sour taste from starting the season with a 1-6 road trip.