Ichiro could make $100M in deal with Mariners

Updated: July 12, 2007, 10:59 PM ET
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SAN FRANCISCO -- Ichiro Suzuki is closing in on a contract extension with the Seattle Mariners -- and he showed his club why it would want to keep him around for the long haul.

Suzuki hit the first inside-the-park home run in All-Star Game history Tuesday night, winning MVP honors and helping the American League to a 5-4 victory. His go-ahead, two-run drive off San Diego's Chris Young took a crazy bounce off the right-field wall -- he's never hit one during the regular season.

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