Mitch Haniger's 3 hits, 4 RBIs lifts Seattle past Miami 10-5

Lauren Perry
April 20, 2017

Mitch Haniger went 3-for-4 with a two-run double, four total RBI and three runs scored in Wednesday's 10-5 win over the Marlins.

Miami starter Edinson Volquez (0-2) lasted just three innings and gave up runs in each of them; four in all along with five hits and four walks in a 70-pitch struggle.

There has been plenty of fanfare surrounding this series as the Mariners pulled out the red carpet on Monday to celebrate his passing of the 3,000-hit mark, becoming only the 30th person in Major League Baseball history to do so.

In the ninth inning, Barraclough struck out pinch-hitter Mike Freeman to start the inning, but he couldn't get past Haniger, who laced the double into the gap. Wei-Yin Chen gets the ball, and he is 1-0 with a 7.00 ERA and eight strikeouts this season.

In his final at-bat of the three-game series in Seattle, Ichiro hit a solo homer to right field.

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That allowed the Marlins to get even when Stanton started the third inning by crushing a 3-1 changeup for a 445-foot homer to center.

The home run was obviously very cool.

Yelich was the star for Miami in a losing effort, adding two singles to go with his home run, and a superlative catch in the first inning on a deep fly ball by Dyson.

Suzuki turned on a first-pitch fastball from reliever Evan Marshall for a leadoff homer in the ninth inning.

Now 31, his walk rate each of the last four seasons has risen while his velocity sits in the 90-92 range. Fulmer (1-1), last season's AL Rookie of the Year, allowed three runs and six hits in six innings. He is batting.348 with two doubles, four homers and 11 RBI over that span. The Mariners travel to Oakland for a four-game series against the Athletics that begins Thursday night. The Cardinals are also 6-1 in Wacha's last seven starts and have won 28 of his last 39 outings at Busch Stadium.

The Brewers staked Jimmy Nelson to a 5-0 lead in the third, but the right-hander couldn't make it hold.

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