10:10 PM ET, April 15, 2009
Safeco Field, Seattle, Washington
SEATTLE -- Ken Griffey Jr. returned triumphantly to the team on which he became a superstar. Ichiro Suzuki's delayed season debut was a grand smash.What's next for these rollicking Mariners, Jay Buhner and Edgar Martinez homering their ways out of retirement?
• Ichiro Suzuki hit his fourth career grand slam, and first since 2005, as the Mariners won their sixth straight game.
• Ichiro had two hits in his season debut and tied the record for the most career hits by a Japanese player (Isao Harimoto -- 3,085 hits).
• Ken Griffey Jr. hit his first home run at home as a Mariner since Sept. 22, 1999. The homer is his 400th as a Mariner. He joins Chipper Jones (409 with Braves) as the only active players with 400-plus homers for his current team.
• Six Mariners had multi-hit games as the team got a season-high 15 hits.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Angels RHP Rafael Rodriguez, selected from Triple-A Salt Lake late Tuesday, allowed one hit in one inning in his major league debut. ... Mariners C Kenji Johjima left the game with a tight right hamstring. He will be evaluated by doctors Thursday.
Regular Season Series
|Los Angeles leads 10-9 (as of Wed 4/15)|
|Tue 4/14||@SEA 3, LAA 2|
|» Wed 4/15||@SEA 11, LAA 3||Box Score|
|Thu 4/16||LAA 5, @SEA 1||Recap|
|Fri 4/24||SEA 8, @LAA 3||Recap|
|Sat 4/25||SEA 9, @LAA 8||Recap|
|Sun 4/26||@LAA 8, SEA 0||Recap|
|Mon 5/18||LAA 10, @SEA 6||Recap|
|Tue 5/19||LAA 6, @SEA 5||Recap|
|Wed 5/20||@SEA 1, LAA 0||Recap|
|Thu 5/21||LAA 3, @SEA 0||Recap|
|Fri 5/29||SEA 5, @LAA 2||Recap|
|Sat 5/30||SEA 4, @LAA 3||Recap|
|Sun 5/31||@LAA 9, SEA 8||Recap|
|Mon 8/31||LAA 10, @SEA 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/1||@SEA 2, LAA 1||Recap|
|Wed 9/2||@SEA 3, LAA 0||Recap|
|Tue 9/8||@LAA 3, SEA 2||Recap|
|Wed 9/9||@LAA 6, SEA 3||Recap|
|Thu 9/10||@LAA 3, SEA 0||Recap|
|Complete Schedule: Angels | Mariners|
|4th||K Johjima singled to center, R Branyan scored.||0||1|
|5th||T Hunter homered to left, V Guerrero scored.||2||1|
|5th||E Chavez homered to right.||2||2|
|5th||K Griffey Jr homered to right.||2||3|
|6th||F Gutierrez sacrificed to pitcher, R Johnson scored, Y Betancourt to second, F Gutierrez safe at first on error by pitcher J Weaver.||2||4|
|7th||J Rivera singled to right, T Hunter scored, K Morales to second.||3||4|
|7th||J Lopez hit sacrifice fly to center, K Griffey Jr scored, A Beltre to third, R Branyan to second.||3||5|
|7th||R Johnson singled to center, A Beltre and R Branyan scored.||3||7|
|7th||I Suzuki homered to right, R Johnson, Y Betancourt and F Gutierrez scored.||3||11|
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|Stadium||Safeco Field, Seattle, WA|
|Attendance||18,516 (38.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||53 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Wally Bell, First Base - Marty Foster, Second Base - Marvin Hudson, Third Base - Hank Himmanen|