LEADING OFF: Keuchel back in ace form for Astros, Mariners give Ichiro bobblehead, Tanaka and Yanks close out big homestand, Reds' Garrett rolling in first season. RHP Steve Cishek (recovering from hip surgery) threw an 18-pitch scoreless inning in his first rehab appearance for Double-A Arkansas.
The Seattle Mariners will honour Ichiro Suzuki with a unique collectable during the series finale against the Miami Marlins.
Though Suzuki has logged time with the Marlins and the New York Yankees, the latter acquiring him in July 2012, he will always enjoy renown as a Mariner. He went 2-for-4 and hit a home run in what was probably his last at-bat in Seattle. The item merges a depiction of the Japanese star from 2004, when his 262 hits anointed him as the single-season record-holder, and a representation from last season when he became the 30, and most recent, player to have amassed 3,000 hits. Suzuki got the start in right field and had two hits. A Mexican delicacy consisting of toasted grasshoppers doused with key lime salt and chili powder, the treat has been selling so much that the stadium actually ran out over a three-game series last week.
Harry Redknapp named as new boss of Birmingham City
All I can do is try and install some confidence - two wins in 22 games is there for all to see". It's a real challenge. 'I am sorry because I came to Birmingham with huge expectations.
Mitch Haniger had a day that would be tough to upstage, reaching base five times and driving in four runs as the Seattle outfielder continued his hot start.
The Mariners won their fourth straight since a 2-8 start. A victory would give Seattle (6-9) just their second series win of the young season.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Dexter Fowler hit his first two home runs for St. Louis, which completed a three-game sweep - all by 2-1 scores. He added a two-run single in the fourth and worked a bases-loaded walk in a two-run eighth inning.
Government unveils proposed marijuana legislation
According to reports, the federal government of Canada has stipulated that the buyer of marijuana must be at least 18 years old. The bill would add new offenses prohibiting people from driving while they're drunk or impaired by marijuana and other drugs.
The Seattle Mariners look to stay hot while building on their solid four-game winning streak. NY is 7-1 on its nine-game homestand, including a victory last Friday for Masahiro Tanaka (1-1, 8.36 ERA) against St. Louis.
He actually ran into a little bit of trouble in the seventh inning.
Gallardo was once a useful Major League starter. Cruz followed with his second homer, lining a 1-1 pitch to center to make it 3-0. Ubaldo Jimenez (0-0, 10.38) is up for the Orioles.
United States must meet nuke deal obligations: Iran
Both before and after the talks, Tehran has maintained that such negotiations are exclusively in regard to Iran's nuclear program.