SEATTLE (AP) - Joe Saunders stopped Seattle's early-season joyride by allowing just three hits and a run in seven innings and Mike Napoli hit a go-ahead, two-run single in a five-run sixth to send the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-1 victory over the Mariners on a Thursday night.
Saunders' silencing of a lineup missing Ken Griffey Jr. for the third time this season dampened Seattle's celebration of Ichiro Suzuki breaking the record for hits by a Japanese player.
The 8-time All-Star and Gold Glove outfielder broke the record of Isao Harimoto with a characteristically sharp single in the fourth, a one-hop smash into right field off Saunders (2-1) for his 3,086th hit.
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