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.