Sports
5:43 am
Thu August 20, 2009

Ichiro homer helps Seattle over Tigers, 3-1

DETROIT – Ichiro Suzuki homered to back Ian Snell's best start with Seattle in the Mariners' 3-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night.

Snell (1-1) held Detroit to just one run and four hits in 5 2-3 innings. He entered the game with an 8.48 ERA in three starts since being acquired from Pittsburgh on July 29.

Three Mariners relievers finished, with David Aardsma pitching the ninth for his 28th save in 31 tries.

Justin Verlander (13-7) took the loss, allowing three runs and six hits. He struck out 10 - his sixth double-digit game of the season.