Little about Tuesday's game between the Mariners and Marlins hinted at any impending drama.
In the end, the Marlins came two outs shy of a combined no-hitter, as Haniger doubled with one out in the ninth.
Mitch Haniger hit a one-out double off Kyle Barraclough in the ninth inning, ending the Miami Marlins' bid for a combined no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.
The southpaw walked two and struck out two and Ziegler hurled a ideal inning leaving it up to Barraclough. He allowed all four runs in the first three innings, including one on a wild pitch. Having exceeded 200 hits during his first 10 campaigns in the Pacific Northwest, with All-Star selections and Gold Glove awards as further fruits from the decade of dominance, Suzuki succeeded Ken Griffey Jr. and Alex Rodriguez as the torchbearer for the club.
Reds 9, Orioles 3: Adam Duvall hit his first career grand slam, Joey Votto had a two-run shot and Bronson Arroyo got his first win in nearly three years as Cincinnati beat Baltimore. He walked four for the second straight start. "At that point the best thing for us was to get a guy in there". It was the 115th career home run for the 43-year-old Miami Marlins outfielder and the first against his former team.
Mariners: Shortstop Jean Segura (hamstring) is likely to go on a brief rehab assignment before rejoining the Mariners in Oakland this weekend.
Miami got the offense it needed early with an RBI infield single by Christian Yelich in the first inning and a two-run homer by Justin Bour in the third inning.
Dustin McGowan replaced Volquez and, with his first pitch, hit Mike Zunino. "I had chills for him". Haniger walked to lead off the inning, and Chen then hit Nelson Cruz.
Senior defender Erin Russell threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the rest of the team got to take pictures on the field before the game.
Dyson opened the Mariners' first with a drive over the Yelich's head in center field.
The Marlins are 4-11 in their last 15 during game 2 of a series, 6-1 in Chens last 7 starts with 4 days of rest and 8-21 in their last 29 interleague games.