Forty-four years old looks good on Ichiro. The Mariners veteran outfielder brought out some vintage moves during Saturday’s matinee against the Indians, starting with a breathtaking leap at the left field fence. Jose Ramirez pounced on an 0-1 fastball from James Paxton and skied it to left field, where he was robbed of the home run just as the ball reached the top of the fence.
In the bottom of the third, Ichiro seized an opportunity at the plate and slapped a single up the middle for his first hit of the season — and the 3,081st in his major league career to date. The rest of the lineup took a page from his book: Dee Gordon moved him to third with another single, followed by an RBI base hit from Jean Segura and another RBI knock from Robinson Cano. By the end of the inning, the Mariners trailed the Indians 4-3, still one run shy of tying it up after Yonder Alonso belted a grand slam in the first. They currently trail the Indians 6-5 through seven.