Ichiro traded to the Yankees, who beat Mariners to end skid

Ichiro Suzuki heads into the dugout after catching

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Ichiro Suzuki heads into the dugout after catching a fly ball from Seattle's Kyle Seager to end the first inning. (July 23, 2012) (Credit: AP)

SEATTLE -- The night's prevailing question -- how much does Ichiro have left -- wasn't going to be answered in his first game with the Yankees.

But his debut in pinstripes, a 4-1 Yankees' victory over the Mariners, contained more positive signs than negative.

A Safeco Field crowd of 29,911 that cheered Ichiro in his previous 11 ½ seasons did so at every turn Monday night.


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