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Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees reacts to his teammates including Curtis Granderson #14 and first base coach Mick Kelleher #50 pouring onto the field after hitting a single, his 4,000 career hit, in the first inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 121, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/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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