Ichiro smashes 100th MLB HR


Ichiro Suzuki belted his first home run as a Yankee and the 100th of his Major League Baseball career but he could not quite lift New York in a 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles, on Monday.

Nick Markakis had three hits and Wilson Betemit homered as the visiting Orioles defeated the Yankees 5-4 at Yankee Stadium.

Eric Chavez and Ichiro helped the Yankees get to within one run in the seventh inning with back-to-back two out home runs to right field.

The 38-year-old Ichiro has now hit safely in each of his first seven games with New York.

Ichiro moved to the MLB in 2001 after playing nine years for the Orix Blue Wave in the Pacific League. He hit 118 home runs in the NPB.

Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira gave his teammates a scare when he came up shaking his left wrist after trying to make a diving stop at first base.

With Alex Rodriguez already sidelined, suddenly slumping New York can’t afford to lose another big bat from the middle of its lineup.

Teixeira was lifted after the seventh inning of the Yankees’ 5-4 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday night, their eighth loss in 11 games.

“You don’t want to see anybody go down, much less Tex,” Raul Ibanez said. “Guys have to keep stepping up, we still got to keep plugging away.”

Teixeira said he hurt the wrist in his third at-bat against Boston on Sunday. Still, he felt as if he could play before he tweaked the injury in the field.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said X-rays on the wrist were negative and that Teixeira will have further tests Tuesday.

“I’ve had a little thing in my wrist before, back in 2009. Hopefully it will just get better in a few days,” Teixeira said. “You’re always playing through something.”

Mariners 4, Blue Jays 1

In Seattle, Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a career-high 13 and Michael Saunders and Kyle Seager had two hits apiece to help the Mariners win their fifth consecutive game.

Iwakuma (2-2) struck out Rajai Davis three straight times after allowing Davis’ first career leadoff homer, which gave the Blue Jays a brief 1-0 lead.

Iwakuma’s 13 strikeouts broke the Mariners rookie record of 12 previously shared by Mark Langston, Randy Johnson and Freddy Garcia. Iwakuma threw eight innings, allowed four hits and walked three.

Angels 15, Rangers 8

In Arlington, Texas, Kendrys Morales homered from both sides of the plate during a nine-run sixth inning, capping the burst with a grand slam.

Red Sox 7, Tigers 3

In Boston, Dustin Pedroia hit a tiebreaking homer and drove in three runs to support Clay Buchholz’s eight solid innings in leading the Red Sox to their third straight win.

Twins 7, White Sox 6

In Minneapolis, Jamey Caroll’s sacrifice fly in the ninth inning scored Alexi Casilla and sent Minnesota to its fourth straight win.

Athletics 4, Rays 3 (15)

In Oakland, Jemile Weeks hit a sacrifice fly in the 15th inning and the A’s outlasted Tampa Bay.


Braves 8, Marlins 2

In Atlanta, Jason Heyward homered and scored three runs and the Braves snapped a string of 16 straight losses on Mondays.

Padres 11, Reds 5

In Cincinnati, Will Venable drove in four runs and former Reds players Edinson Volquez and Yonder Alonso did their part to help end Cincinnati’s 10-game winning streak.

Mets 8, Giants 7 (10)

In San Francisco, Scott Hairston hit his second homer of the game, connecting in the 10th inning to send New York past the reeling Giants.

Brewers 8, Astros 7

In Milwaukee, Cody Ransom’s homer capped a four-run burst in the eighth inning and the Brewers held off Houston.

Milwaukee’s Norichika Aoki finished 1-for-5 with an RBI.

Diamondbacks 7, Dodgers 2

In Los Angeles, Chris Johnson hit a grand slam in his first game with Arizona and Paul Goldschmidt hit a three-run shot in the first inning — both off Aaron Harang — in the victory over Los Angeles.

Cubs 14, Pirates 4

In Chicago, Anthony Rizzo and Darwin Barney hit three-run homers to power Chicago to its highest-scoring game of the season.