Ichiro Breaks Mariners' Record

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SEATTLE -- Erik Bedard pitched like an ace against his former team, Ichiro Suzuki extended his hitting streak to a team-record 26 consecutive games and the Seattle Mariners beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-2 on Tuesday night.

Bedard (4-2) allowed one run and five hits in 6 1/3 innings to lower his ERA to 2.37, fourth-best in the AL. He struck out seven while throwing a season-high 112 pitches.

Ken Griffey Jr. and new No. 2 hitter Russell Branyan homered for Seattle, which busted out for 16 hits.

David Hernandez (1-1) allowed five runs and 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings in his second major league start for Baltimore.