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05/02/10 6:06 PM ET

Ichiro helps out Fister with highlight catch

Leaping grab robs Smoak of home run in sixth inning

SEATTLE -- Nine-time Gold Glove Award winner Ichiro Suzuki made another highlight-reel catch on Sunday afternoon, and this one kept a perfect game going.

Ichiro made a leaping catch to snatch a home run away from Rangers first baseman Justin Smoak leading off the sixth inning at Safeco Field.

The out was the 16th straight for Seattle right-hander Doug Fister, who was nursing a one-run lead. Fister's bid for a perfect game ended in the next at-bat when Texas' Max Ramirez hit a single.

Jim Street is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.