They drew a crowd of 34,345 to Safeco Field tonight, invited Dustin Ackley - he got a hit and turned a critical double play - got a great start from Michael Pineda and then got big games from Ichiro and Brendan Ryan.
Why wouldn't the Seattle Mariners consider their 4-2 victory over Philadelphia a one-night party?
Ackley singled and, in the eighth inning, made a tough double play pivot just before Shane Victorino homered. Yeah, it was a difference-making play.
Pineda took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, settled for his seventh win of the year.
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Ichiro put together his sixth consecutive multi-hit game since sitting one out last week - he's batting .507 in that span - and scored three times, once on a 'sacrifice fly' to second base by Justin Smoak.
And then there was Ryan, who had two hits, two RBI and ended the game with two Phillies on base with a fine play to throw out Domonic Brown and give Brandon League his 20th save.
Ryan now has a career average of .412 vs. Roy Oswalt, who lost this one.
“I've faced him a lot, and I go up with a plan,” Ryan said. “Of course, he can make a good plan look bad, but when you get a pitch to hit, you just can’t foul it off. You won’t get another.”
What did Ryan think of the double play turned by Chone Figgins, Ackley and Smoak?
“That was the play of the game, no question, and it was not a routine turn,” Ryan said. "Figgins caught it on the foul line and made a good throw to ‘Ack’ at second, and he turned it.”