I always feel guilty when I write a Mariners post, because most of you sexy readers can't find Seattle on a map. Hell, I'm surprised most of you can read. And I know for a fact there are a handful of you that only look at the pictures.
But it's noteworthy that Ichiro! Suzuki extended his hitting streak to 24 games with a 3-for-5 night, tying the team record held by franchise stalwart
Edgar Martinez Ken Griffey Jr Joey Cora, as the Mariners continued to hover above .500 with a 9-5 win over the struggling Rangers. The Mariners racked up 14 hits, 13 of them singles. Ah, Safeco. I believe the power alleys extend to Vancouver.
For the Rangers, roid-alicious DH Sammy Sosa struck out four times, and starter Vicente Padilla fell to 2-8 by giving up seven runs in his three innings of work. He's like Jeff Weaver, but with two more wins, and cheaper.
Other MLB news: Prince Fielder hit his NL-leading 19th homer (giving him 13 for the month) as the Brew Crew beat the Marlins 4-3… The Orioles have won six in a row?… Shawn Chacon pitched masterfully, but the Padres won in 11 over the Pirates. Just for fun, Josh Bard and Bud Black got ejected for arguing a reversed home run call by the umpire crew… Mark Buerhle only gave up two hits, but they were both solo home runs that gave Rot Halladay and the Blue Jays a 2-0 victory. Whatsa matter, Buehrle? Can't throw a no-hitter?