Mariners hopeful C Mike Zunino not sidelined for long

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This came after Zunino hit.251 last season with the Mariners, with 25 home runs and 64 RBI - with him hitting.281 with 24 home runs in 95 games after his return from a stay in Triple-A Tacoma after his poor start to the big-league season.

Suzuki robbed Jose Ramirez of a home run leading off the third inning, timing his leap perfectly to reach above the wall in left field and pull back a ball that appeared destined for the bullpens beyond the fence.

The delight over Ichiro was tempered by a poor first outing from starter James Paxton, who gave up a grand slam to former Mariner Yonder Alonso in the first inning and a two-run shot to Yan Gomes in the third.

Cruz was forced out of Saturday's game in the eighth inning with a sprained right ankle, taking some of the shine off the two-run home run he hit two innings earlier. He occasionally plays right field in those games.

Two batters later, second baseman Robinson Cano singled to left field, and then, right fielder Mitch Haniger belted a two-run home run to left field off of Indians reliever Tyler Olson.

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So too was Gareth Barry, who won 57 caps for England and who has played more Premier League games than anyone. Despite finishing 10th last season, the rot set in during the final weeks of the campaign under Tony Pulis.

But Seattle could never draw even as Zach McAllister and Andrew Miller pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, before Cody Allen pitched the ninth for the save.

With Nelson Cruz out of the lineup Sunday and likely the two games in San Francisco, who will the Mariners turn to for the power now missing? Cruz was wearing a protective boot after the game. "We'll have to wait and see what the results are", manager Scott Servais said. "I really don't know any other way to put it".

Zunino suffered the injury during batting practice on Wednesday and is the latest addition to Seattle's list of ailments that started in spring training and has carried into the regular season. Two on, two out, Bauer went into his 24-hour mode - when he gets into jams, it takes him about 24 hours to get out out of them - and with the hitless-for-the-series Kyle Seager at the plate, Bauer was in a jam.

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