The Seattle Mariners (37-35) came out on top in a three game weekend series against baseball's best team, the Philadelphia Phillies (45-28). In the rubber match between the two ball clubs on Sunday afternoon, Mariners starter Jason Vargas pitched a complete game shut out to lead the Mariners over the Phillies 2-0.
Both teams remained in a scoreless tie until the bottom of the sixth inning when Justin Smoak hit a bloop single off of Cole Hamels to left field that scored Ichiro from second base. The Mariners added on one more run in the seventh inning. After a Dustin Ackley triple, Adam Kennedy pinch-hit for Mike Carp and singled to left field to score Ackley from third.
Jason Vargas was brilliant for the Mariners. The left-hander retired 15 of the last 16 batters he faced in the game and only allowed three hits. Vargas notched his second complete game shut out of the season.
Ichiro went 2-4 and extended his hit-streak to eight games.
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