A double-steal (finally) for Ichiro, Figgins
The series opener against the Yankees was not even an out old when we witnessed a first this season.
Ichiro Suzuki and Chone Figgins, who entered the game tied for sixth in the AL with 30 stolen bases, pulled out a double-steal. Yep, none of their previous thefts came on the same pitch.
Russell Branyan, the team leader in home runs, hit his 17th of the season immediately after the double-steal.
In his seven starts since the All-Star Game, right-hander Felix Hernandez was supported by five runs — total.
Branyan’s three-run home run must have knocked Felix’s socks off.
— Jim Street