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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees gets his 4,000th career hit on a single in the 1st inning of the New York Yankees game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on August 21, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Ichiro Suzuki reaches 4,000

NEW YORK (AP) — Ichiro Suzuki has singled for his 4,000th career hit between Japan and the major leagues.

The 39-year-old Suzuki slashed a line drive the opposite way to left field off Toronto's R.A. Dickey in the first inning Wednesday night for the milestone hit.

He has 2,722 hits in a 13-year major league career and amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with Orix of Japan's Pacific League.

— Associated Press

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