Mitch Haniger and David Freitas each homered as the Mariners rallied for another exhibition win over Yomiuri
Gonzales will throw the first pitch of the Mariners' season on Wednesday vs. the A's at the Tokyo Dome.
The Tokyo Dome had a new playing surface installed before this season. And while it's artificial turf, it plays much slower than real grass.
Bishop made the trip as outfield depth but could be placed on the Mariners' active roster for the opening series vs. the A's.
Mitch Haniger, Jay Bruce and Dee Gordon all homered in the win.
Strickland had been dealing with nagging lower back stiffness in the week leading up to the road trip.
The two stars were ready for a media crush. And Mariners manager Scott Servais? Not so much.
The Mariners, and in particular Ichiro and Yusei Kikuchi, were greeted by hundreds of fans at Haneda Airport upon arrival.