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Ichiro Suzuki robs Jose Ramirez of home run


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.

CC Sabathia hopes to play one more year

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Back in May, Yankees starter CC Sabathia said he’d retire if the Yankees won the World Series. That still may be the plan, but he recently told that he’s going to try to pitch in 2019, health willing:

“I’m start to start. I go out one start and feel like I can pitch five more years. I go out another start and I’m done. But if I can stay healthy — if my knee holds up — hopefully I’ll play one more.”

Sabathia is enjoying a nice late-career renaissance, having transformed himself from the dominant lefty he used to be to a crafty one over the past several seasons. Sabathia will turn 38 on Saturday, but he’s having another solid season. He has a 3.51 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 18 starts.

Will a World Series decide whether he hangs ’em up? Will his knee? Guess we’ll know by November.