Wei-Yin Chen entered Tuesday night's Miami Marlins-Seattle Mariners game with a 7.00 ERA.
Ziegler got three quick ground-ball outs before Barraclough started the ninth inning by striking out pinch-hitter Mike Freeman. Dan Straily got through 5 1/3 innings and Jarlin Garcia and Kyle Barraclough kept NY hitless until Ziegler allowed a single with two outs in the eighth.
Ichiro joined the Mariners back in 2001, and was named American League Rookie of the Year and MVP, helping Seattle win an MLB-record 116 games. In an outing that produced that inflated ERA, Chen allowed 6 runs in just three innings and forced Miami relievers to pitch 13 more frames.
Through three starts (16 innings pitched) in 2017, Chen owns a 4.44 SIERA, a 15.4 percent strikeout rate and a 1.06 WHIP while limiting opponents to a 27.5 percent hard-hit rate.
The Marlins were on the verge of the sixth no-hitter in franchise history when Mitch Haniger lined a one-out double into right-center field off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth.
The Mariners added two runs in the fourth.
The Mariners won 6 to 1.
Chen, the Marlins' 31-year-old starting pitcher, dazzled, puzzled and ultimately constricted the Mariners.
In the third, with a man on, Bour rode a Gallardo fastball the other way for his second home run of the year, increasing Miami's lead to 4-0.
Haniger extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a third-inning single. Haniger walked to lead off the inning, and Chen then hit Nelson Cruz.
Jordan Montgomery took a shutout into the seventh inning for his first major league win, Matt Holliday homered in his return to the lineup and the New York Yankees romped to their eighth consecutive victory by beating the Chicago White Sox 7-4.
He actually ran into a little bit of trouble in the seventh inning.
Volquez provided another chance in the second with a pair of walks after Zunino's one-out bloop double.
Mariners: Servais hopes Segura (strained right hamstring) is ready to come off the 10-day DL at Oakland on Thursday.
The Seattle victory came despite an impressive showing by Miami outfielders Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton, who each hit long home runs off of Mariners starter Felix Hernandez. If you would like to discuss another topic, look for a relevant article.