Ichiro draws first career ejection
It's the first ejection of the season for the Mariners and the first of Suzuki's career, including his years in Japan.
Suzuki used his bat to draw a line on the outer edge of the plate, indicating that David Purcey's strike three pitch was outside. Home plate umpire Brian Runge immediately ejected Suzuki, who argued briefly before being escorted off the field by manager Don Wakamatsu.
Suzuki went 0-3, dropping his average to .353. He's second to Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer in the AL batting race.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
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