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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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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by manager Joe Girardiafter 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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees is congratulated by manager Joe Girardiafter 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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 celebrates with his team mates after 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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 celebrates with his team mates after 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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Fans hold up a sign for Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees after 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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Fans hold up a sign for Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees after 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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after 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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after 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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after 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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after 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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4000th 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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4000th 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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4000th 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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees acknowledges fans after his 4000th 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)
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)
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)
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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
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)
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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees reacts to his teammates 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)
Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 21: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees reacts to his teammates 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)
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)
New York Yankees vs Toronto Blue Jays
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)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees pops out in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 15, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees pops out in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 15, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 11-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 11-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up during batting practice before the start of a MLB baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up during batting practice before the start of a MLB baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flys out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flys out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees pops out in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 15, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: Pinch hitter Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees pops out in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 15, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 11-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 11-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up during batting practice before the start of a MLB baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms up during batting practice before the start of a MLB baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 14, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flys out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flys out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flys out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 12: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flys out in the first inning against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Yankee Stadium on August 12, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Angels 2-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees catches a fly ball in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees catches a fly ball in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees awaits the pitch at second base in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees awaits the pitch at second base in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees runs out a ground ball against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 22, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
Detroit Tigers v New York Yankees
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 10: Outfielders Curtis Granderson #14, Brett Gardner #11 and Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees stand during the National Anthem before the start of a game against the Detroit Tigers in a MLB baseball game at Yankee Stadium on August 10, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Tigers defeated the Yankees 9-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees catches a fly ball in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees catches a fly ball in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees awaits the pitch at second base in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees awaits the pitch at second base in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees scores a run in the 9th inning after hitting a pinch-hit single against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees scores a run in the 9th inning after hitting a pinch-hit single against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees hits a single in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 8-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees hits a single in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 8-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees watches from the dugout as his team takes on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees watches from the dugout as his team takes on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees awaits the pitch at second base in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees awaits the pitch at second base in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees singles in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 07: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees prepares to bat in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 7, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 6-5 in 12 innings. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees scores a run in the 9th inning after hitting a pinch-hit single against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 06: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees scores a run in the 9th inning after hitting a pinch-hit single against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 6, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 3-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees hits a single in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 8-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees hits a single in the 9th inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox defeated the Yankees 8-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees watches from the dugout as his team takes on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v Chicago White Sox
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 05: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees watches from the dugout as his team takes on the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on August 5, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms-up before batting in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms-up before batting in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flies out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flies out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees grounds out during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees grounds out during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms-up before batting in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms-up before batting in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flies out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flies out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees grounds out during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees grounds out during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms-up before batting in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees warms-up before batting in the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flies out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees flies out during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees grounds out during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)
New York Yankees v San Diego Padres
SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 4: Ichiro Suzuki #31 of the New York Yankees grounds out during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on August 4, 2013 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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