Ichiro Suzuki back with Mariners as special assistant

Sports 04/30/19, 20:09

Ichiro Suzuki was back in the Seattle Mariners clubhouse on Tuesday, in uniform and even wore batting gloves into his first meeting."I will say he's the first coach I've had come into a coaches meeting with batting gloves on," Seattle manager Scott Servais joked.This is not another comeback by Suzuki. ...

Trout’s grand slam powers Angels past Rangers, 5-1

Baseball 04/06/19, 18:58

Mike Trout hit a grand slam for his fourth homer in three days, and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Saturday for their first back-to-back victories of the season.Trout's 458-foot blast in the fourth inning off Drew Smyly (0-1) cleared the bullpens beyond the left field ...

Ichiro turns down Japanese government award for third time

Sports 04/04/19, 23:04

For the third time, baseball star Ichiro Suzuki has turned down a prestigious Japanese government award handed to stars in sports, entertainment, and culture.A Japanese government spokesman said Friday that Ichiro, who retired last month with the Seattle Mariners, had declined the People's Honor Award.The most recent winner was Olympic ...

Harper, Red Sox draw cheers, deGrom delivers on opening day

Baseball 03/28/19, 18:48

Bryce Harper bowed to his new fans, Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox began the defense of their World Series crown and the great Mariano Rivera threw one more strike from the mound at Yankee Stadium.Then, from ballparks across the land, it was time for opening day.Lorenzo Cain made ...

Defending champ Red Sox open against already 2-0 Mariners

Baseball 03/27/19, 18:04

Before J.D. Martinez and the defending World Series champion Boston Red Sox take the field to begin the regular season, they're already playing catch up in the American League race.No, really. The Red Sox are facing a two-game deficit in the AL standings heading into Thursday's regular season opener against ...

MLB moves into new era: No players left from 20th century

Sports 03/27/19, 16:05

Four-man outfields. High-tech anti-spying rules. A starting pitcher facing just one batter in a playoff game.But beyond all the shifts, analytics and social media outreach, here's the best way to tell Major League Baseball has zoomed into a new era: There's not a single active player left from the 20th ...

The ‘Baseball Brit’ kicks of season-long journey in Tokyo

Soccer 03/27/19, 02:54

Joey Mellows is taking his passion for baseball on the road. Long haul.The 34-year-old Englishman, better known by his @BaseballBrit Twitter handle, has quit his day job to watch an entire season of baseball games across three continents."Some people were fairly impressed that I was doing something I'm so passionate ...

Reaction to the retirement of Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki

Baseball 03/21/19, 18:25

Reaction from the baseball world to the retirement of Japanese star Ichiro Suzuki, who played his final game Thursday with the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in Tokyo.___"He was a superstar when I was in elementary school. I never thought I would be playing with him in my wildest ...

Ichiro walks off to loud cheers, Mariners beat A’s 5-4 in 12

Sports 03/21/19, 09:10

Ichiro Suzuki was showered with cheers and chants while taking what appeared to be his final bow in a magnificent career that lasted nearly three decades Thursday night when the Seattle Mariners beat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in 12 innings.The 45-year-old Ichiro went 0 for 4 in the second game ...

Ichiro gets the start in what could be his last MLB game

Sports 03/21/19, 02:42

Ichiro Suzuki is in the starting lineup for the Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in what might be his last game in the majors.Seattle manager Scott Servais had earlier hinted that, after Ichiro started in a season-opening victory against the A's on Wednesday, he might not start on Thursday in ...

Ichiro cheered at Tokyo Dome, Mariners top A’s 9-7 in opener

Sports 03/20/19, 08:03

Ichiro Suzuki drew the loudest ovation back home in Japan and Domingo Santana delivered the biggest hit, launching a grand slam that led the Seattle Mariners over the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Wednesday in the Major League Baseball opener.The game at the Tokyo Dome marked the earliest opening day ever — ...

Ichiro takes with field with 45,000 voices in full support

Sports 03/20/19, 05:03

Talk about a serious home-field advantage.Ichiro Suzuki had it on a night to celebrate all things Ichiro — "Ichiromania" in other words — as he started for the Seattle Mariners against the Oakland Athletics in MLB's opening game of the season.About 45,000 voices in a sellout crowd on Wednesday at ...

Opening day intrigue: Ichiro keeps ’em guessing about future

Baseball 03/18/19, 17:33

This is the Ichiro effect.Richard Snitzer had never been to Japan. What finally drove the Japanese-American to travel here from his home in Hayward, California, was Ichiro Suzuki; not family ties, not pure wanderlust, but a chance to see a player he called "simply the best."And get this. He's not ...

MLB ’19: Returns for Harper, Machado highlight 2019 schedule

Baseball 03/17/19, 20:36

Bryce, Manny and Ichiro. London calling, and Cleveland rocks. Lots of intrigue on the baseball schedule this summer.Here are a handful of dates to mark on the calendar:WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20Philadelphia Phillies' Bryce Harper bats against the Toronto Blue Jays during the third inning of a spring training baseball game Saturday, ...

Ichiro hitless as Mariners beat Yomiuri 6-4 in exhibition

Baseball 03/17/19, 01:11

Ichiro Suzuki's struggles at the plate have followed him to Japan.Ichiro went hitless in three at-bats on Sunday when his Seattle Mariners beat the Yomiuri Giants 6-4 in an exhibition game ahead of their MLB season-opening series against the Oakland A's.Ichiro arrived in Japan hitting just .080 in spring training ...

Ichiro arrives in Tokyo, a sure sign baseball only days away

Baseball 03/15/19, 06:19

Ichiro Suzuki has arrived in Tokyo, a sure sign the Major League Baseball season is only days away from starting.Wearing a gray and black hat pulled down to cover most of his head, the 45-year-old Seattle Mariners star slipped quickly through the arrival gate on Friday at Haneda Airport with ...

Mariners can’t wait to see reaction for Ichiro in Japan

Baseball 03/06/19, 22:55

Jerry Dipoto never met Ichiro Suzuki in person until the day he was reintroduced as a member of the Seattle Mariners during spring training in 2018.Suzuki's one request for the hoopla that surrounded his return to the Mariners was the news conference and ensuing activities be kept, in his words, ...

Suzuki starts likely last spring opener with a hit for M’s

Baseball 02/22/19, 19:05

Ichiro Suzuki still felt the nerves of competition at age 45.Suzuki started what may be his final spring training with a two-run, two-out single in the third inning Friday of the Seattle Mariners' opening 8-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.Batting seventh and playing left field, Suzuki fouled out in the ...

Spring training games underway in Florida, Arizona

Sports 02/22/19, 18:19

The sun came out in Arizona. Free agents played for their new teams. Ichiro Suzuki was back in uniform at age 45.Baseball is back.A day after the scheduled exhibition opener was rained out, baseball returned to the ballparks of Florida and Arizona on Friday with the first spring training games.Seattle ...

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