SEATTLE (Ticker) --
did not wait long to make history.
Suzuki singled in his first two at-bats to set the single-season hits record and the
scored six runs in the third inning en route to a 8-3 rout of the
's 81-year-old daughter Frances Sisler Drochelman in attendance, Suzuki chopped an 0-2 pitch from Texas starter
(14-10) over third baseman
in the bottom of the first to tie Sisler's mark of 257 hits.
Suzuki passed Sisler in his next at-bat, leading off the third with a single up the middle.
Suzuki was mobbed by his teammates when he reached first and, after several minutes, walked over to speak with Drochelman and Sisler's three grandsons.
"Seeing the fans and seeing my teammates, it was just a very exciting time for me," Suzuki said through an interpreter. "It was just a special moment and definitely the highlight of my career."
Suzuki finished the game with 259 career hits to give him 921 in the last four seasons, breaking the mark of 918 in a four-year span set by Hall of Famer
"Goose bumps aren't the right word," Seattle manager
said. "It almost brought a tear to my eye. If you reflect on what this guy has done in four years, not only has he gotten more hits than anybody in history in four years, he gets the most hits in a season and he's still not done."
When the game resumed, Suzuki came around to score his 100th run of the season two batters later on
's RBI single as Seattle pounded out a club-record seven consecutive hits to take a 6-2 lead.
Suzuki was one of four Mariners with three hits, giving him a major league-leading 79 multi-hit games, the most in baseball since 1986.
Martinez, who will retire after Sunday's season finale, had a pair of hits and drove in a run for Seattle, which collected 18 hits.
was the only starter without a hit for the Mariners, who have won seven of 10.
(8-6) was the beneficiary, allowing two runs and two hits and striking out five in five innings in his first start since August 25.
gave the Rangers a 2-0 lead with a two-run blast off Villone in the first. It was Teixeira's 38th homer of the season, a new club record for a first baseman.
Drese did not make it out of the third, surrendering 10 hits and six runs.
"It was my shortest outing of the year, and it (stunk)," Drese said. "(Suzuki) hit two cheap ground balls and they got through for hits. No big deal. It's not like I gave up somebody's 500th home run. It was just a single."