Ichiro Suzuki had three hits to give him 50 in May, and the Mariners beat the Toronto Blue Jays, 6-2, last night in Seattle.
Suzuki became the first player since Pete Rose to have two 50-plus hit months in his career. He had 51 in August 2001. Rose had 52 in July 1973 and 51 in September 1979.
Suzuki finished 3 for 4 with an RBI and closed out the month 50 for 125 (.400).
Randy Winn had a single and a triple and drove in three runs to help support Jamie Moyer (4-2), who won his third straight start and lowered his ERA to 4.06.
Devil Rays 7, Twins 3 -- Fred McGriff hit his first home run of the season and Tampa Bay beat Minnesota for a rare road win.
McGriff, making his second start for the Devil Rays since he was brought up from the minor leagues Friday, homered for the first time since last Sept. 2.
The two-run drive off Seth Greisinger (2-4), the 492d of McGriff's career, landed in the first row of the upper deck in right field and gave the Devil Rays a 2-0 lead.
Tigers 8, Royals 4 -- Eric Munson and Carlos Guillen hit two homers each, the first multihomer games of their careers, to lead host Detroit over Kansas City.
Omar Infante also homered for Detroit, which had its first five-homer game at
Guillen's second homer came on a line drive that skipped past center fielder Carlos Beltran and became the third inside-the-park homer in Comerica's five-year history.