PEORIA, Ariz. (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki is getting a head start on another Gold Glove.
The right fielder made an outstanding catch during the second inning of the Seattle Mariners' 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
With his back to the plate, the Japanese star robbed Jeff Mathis of extra bases with a tumbling grab on the warning track. The crowd gasped, then cheered.
The remarkable play spared struggling starter Ryan Rowland-Smith from further damage beyond the eight hits and four runs he allowed in five innings.
Franklin Gutierrez had a two-run double for the Mariners.
Angels right-hander Ervin Santana was scratched from the start with elbow inflammation.