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Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-04-17

Seattle Mariners Notes, Quotes 2009-04-17
--RHP Chris Jakubauskas threw a shutout for five innings and left Thursday's game in the sixth inning with a 1-0 lead before the Mariners bullpen blew up behind him. It was the first big-league start for Jakubauskas, who was pressed into duty when LHP Ryan Rowland-Smith was placed on the disabled list Wednesday.

--RF Ichiro Suzuki became the all-time Japanese professional hits leader with his 3,086th hit, a single to right, in the fourth inning Thursday. The man who led the record since 1981, Isao Harimoto, was on hand to witness the hit and gave Ichiro a thumbs-up as the right fielder stood on first base.

--SS Carlos Triunfel, one of the top few prospects in Seattle's minor league system, will miss between four and six months after undergoing surgery Wednesday. Triunfel was playing with Class AA West Tenn when he was hurt sliding into second base Friday. He suffered ligament damage in his ankle and a fractured left fibula. The operation on the left ankle allowed the surgeons to better line up the broken fibula, which the medical corps say should help the healing process.

BY THE NUMBERS: 6 -- Consecutive wins by Seattle over Oakland dating back to last season.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "My friends and my wife, who was at the game, were more amped up than I was." -- RHP Shawn Kelley, on appearing in his first big-league game April 10 against Oakland. He pitched a scoreless inning.

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