Knowing this, the Mariners decided to make it "Ichiro Bobblehead Night" to honor their former superstar.
In the end, the Marlins came two outs shy of a combined no-hitter, as Haniger doubled with one out in the ninth.
One day after breaking up a no-hitter in the ninth inning, Mitch Haniger drove in four runs Wednesday afternoon and helped the Mariners close out a successful homestand with a 10-5 victory over Miami.
The Taiwanese left-hander has one strikeout and thrown 76 pitches. His only mistake in the 5-0 win was a 96 miles per hour fastball to Haniger, who extended his hitting streak to 12 games.
Miami Marlins' Wei-Yin Chen pitches to Seattle Mariners' Robinson Cano during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in Seattle.
In his second season with the Marlins previous year, Suzuki collected his 3,000 hit to join the hallowed fraternity.
Chen started the seventh inning with another walk - to Haniger, who worked back from a 0-2 hole. Miami Marlins' Ichiro Suzuki steps out of the visitors dugout to be honored by Seattle Mariners players and executives for his 3,000 hit milestone in a pre-game ceremony before a baseball game against the Mariners, his former.
Mariners: Shortstop Jean Segura (hamstring) is likely to go on a brief rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners in Oakland this weekend.
Kyle Seager also had four RBIs and was on base four times and Seattle knocked around Miami starter Edinson Volquez (0-2) early. The homer was his first of the season, and the 4,311th hit of his professional career. I got him a year ago and now he got me. "Once we got through the eighth there, and they hit a couple of those dribblers and we were able to get outs". He allowed two runs and five hits in the first inning and surrendered long solo home runs later in the game to Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich. Haniger then extended his hitting streak to 13 games with a two-run single to right. Mariner hitters drew nine walks during the game, a season high. Yelich led off with a single and, with one out, Justin Bour sliced a 92-mph fastball over the left-field wall for a two-run homer that pushed the lead to 4-0.