Found August 21, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Mlb-brewers-cubs-apr
Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, Ichiro Suzuki got his 4,000th hit between the major leagues and Japan, and the Yankees handed the Toronto Blue Jays their 12th straight loss in New York, 4-2 on Wednesday night. David Huff (1-0) pitched one-hit ball in five innings of relief to shut down the Blue Jays before New York finally got to Toronto's R.A. Dickey. The 39-year-old Suzuki hit a liner off Dickey (9-12) that bounced just beyond diving third baseman Brett Lawrie for the milestone hit in the first inning. Suzuki broke a tie with Lou Gehrig when he got his 2,722nd major league hit in his 13th season. The speedy outfielder amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with Orix of Japan's Pacific League. Suzuki's teammates streamed out of the dugout and surrounded him at first base, Curtis Granderson giving him the first hug. A grinning Suzuki then faced the cheering fans and bowed. When he went to his position in right field for the second inning, Suzuki tipped his cap to fans who greeted him with a standing ovation. Ken Griffey Jr., a former teammate with the Seattle Mariners, congratulated Suzuki with a message shown on the video board at Yankee Stadium. Yankees infielder Jayson Nix broke his left hand when he was hit by a pitch in the second inning. Adam Warren started for New York to give 41-year-old Andy Pettitte one more day after the Yankees stayed on rotation for their doubleheader Tuesday. He gave up two runs in three-plus innings, including Josh Thole's tying homer in the fourth. It was Thole's first homer with the Blue Jays. Huff relieved and didn't allow a hit until Lawrie led off the eighth with an infield single. Huff walked four, one intentionally, but never was in real trouble. Toronto left at least one runner on base in each of the first eight innings and was 2 for 15 with runners on base. Mariano Rivera pitched the ninth and earned his 37th save after working both games of New York's doubleheader sweep Tuesday. He gave up a one-out double to Rajai Davis, but picked him off second, and then struck out Edwin Encarnacion looking to end the game. The Yankees have won 10 of 13. Dickey overcame a rough start, giving up four hits in the first three innings and putting a runner in scoring position with a wild pitch before settling in with his knuckleball in ideal hot conditions. He struck out nine and gave up six hits. But after retiring 14 of 15, he allowed a two-out single to Robinson Cano. Soriano then snapped a 0-for-17 skid with a two-run shot to left for the 4-2 lead. Thole, who caught Dickey throughout much of his NL Cy Young Award season with the New York Mets last year, had two passed balls in the first inning, but the Yankees failed to score. In the second, Eduardo Nunez singled and stole second. Dickey's wild pitch sent Nunez to third, and Austin Romine's sacrifice fly tied it at 1. Munenori Kawasaki had given Toronto the early lead with an RBI single in the top half. The Blue Jays have led in each of the three games in this series and lost all three. They have dropped eight in a row against New York. Granderson had a two-out RBI single in the third. NOTES: Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez was given the night off. ... Blue Jays SS Jose Reyes was ejected in the second inning after he tossed his helmet in the direction of home plate umpire Ted Barrett. Reyes had a brief heated discussion with Barrett following a called third strike. ... The Blue Jays recalled OF Moises Sierra from Triple-A Buffalo to take Jose Bautista's spot on the roster. Bautista was placed on the DL with a bone bruise in his left hip after Tuesday's doubleheader. ... Yankees SS Derek Jeter (strained right calf) ran the bases for the second consecutive day in a simulated game at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. He also played defense for the first time during the simulated game and did agility drills afterward. He will start a rehab assignment Thursday with Triple-A Scranton. He is scheduled to play five innings.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Yankees 4, Blue Jays 2

Alfonso Soriano hit a tiebreaking two-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, Ichiro Suzuki got his 4,000th hit between the major leagues and Japan, and the Yankees handed the Toronto Blue Jays their 12th straight loss in New York, 4-2 on Wednesday night. David Huff (1-0) pitched one-hit ball in five innings of relief to shut down the Blue Jays before New York finally got...

Video: Ichiro Suzuki collects 4,000th career hit

getty images Ichiro Suzuki reached a milestone recording his 4,000th career hit in Wednesday nights game against Toronto. Suzuki broke a tie with Lou Gehrig when he got his 2,722nd major league hit in his 13th season. The speedy outfielder amassed 1,278 hits in nine seasons with Orix of Japan’s Pacific League. The 39-year-old collected a single off of R.A. Dickey in the first...

Michael Kay yelling "The 3rd man in baseball history to have 4,000 hits' for Ichiro Suzuki may be the most ridiculous call he's ever made

Next he'll tell you that was one of the greatest plays you've ever seen. Jannsen. When it wasn't. **Follow us on Twitter, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return to BobsBlitz.com.Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe or Return to Bob's Blitz.

Ichiro Reaches 4,000 Hits

It was only a matter of time before Ichiro Suzuki would attain his 4,000th career hit, and he got it on Wednesday. Facing starter R.A. Dickey in the first inning, Ichiro lined a single past third baseman Brett Lawrie, drawing a standing ovation from the crowd and congratulatory hugs from his team-mates. Ichiro failed to reach base for the rest of the game, but the Yankees still...

Pete Rose: Ichiro will never be all-time hit king

Ichiro Suzuki collected his 4,000th career hit. In case you were wondering what Pete Rose, Major League Baseball’s all-time hit leader, though about the milestone…. wonder no more. “He’s still 600 hits away from catching [teammate] Derek Jeter,” Rose told USA TODAY Sports, “so how can he catch me?” Rose discounts the 1,278 hits that Suzuki accumulated while playing...

Ichiro gets 4,000th career hit

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...

Ichiro Suzuki reaches 4K-hit plateau

Ichiro Suzuki joined Pete Rose and Ty Cobb as the only players with 4000 career hits in the highest levels of professional baseball. Ichiro's accomplishment comes with a little bit of a twist because his are the combined total between Japan and the American major leagues. On Wednesday Ichiro's 4000th hit occurred when he singled to left off Toronto Blue Jays' starter...

Ichiro's Discipline Yields 4,000 Hits

Ichiro Suzuki yesterday was etched into the pantheon of the baseball gods, notching his 4,000th career hit between the Japanese Nippon League and Major League Baseball. In the precise and scrappy fashion he's become so known for, Ichiro Suzuki tallied his milestone hit on Wednesday by slashing a single past Blue Jay third baseman Brett Lawrie. It’s been hard to keep track...

Hit Man! Ichiro Suzuki Gets His 4,000th Career Hit

The Big Leagues In honor of this milestone, let's look at the greatest quotes from baseball's greatest quote machine.
FOR PETE'S SAKE

Rose: Ichiro's hits in Japan don't count

All-time hit king Pete Rose thinks Ichiro is a fantastic ballplayer but argues the hits he tallied during his career in Japan shouldn't count towards his professional total.

Pete Rose says Ichiro Suzuki will never be true hit king

On Wednesday, New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined an elite club by notching his 4,000th career hit in professional baseball.It is certainly no small feat to record that many hits over a career even if about one-third of them were amassed while playing in Japan.In fact, Ichiro recorded 1,278 hits in Japan's top baseball league, with the other 2,722 coming while playing...

Ichiro reaches 4,000 hits

The Guru Contributing Writer New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki made baseball history Wednesday night. Sort of. With a first-inning single off Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey, Ichiro became the first player in the history of the game to record a combined 4,000 hits between two major leagues. Your browser does not support iframes. Since invading MLB in 2001, Ichiro has...

Ichiro Reaches 4000 Hits

I realize it is cliche, but when Ichiro Suzuki laced an opposite field single Wednesday night...it became the modern day equivalent to "the shot heard 'round the world". Why?  Do you even need to ask?!? That basehit off Toronto Blue Jays pitcher R.A. Dickey was number 4000 for the New York Yankees star.  And if you're keeping track (and who isn't?...

Ichiro collects his 4,000th hit off R.A. Dickey

    Ichiro Suzuki is in exclusive company after collecting his 4,000th hit Wednesday night against Toronto’s R.A. Dickey. Suzuku, who had 1,278 hits in Japan and 2,722 in the MLB, joins Ty Cobb, Hank Aaron, Stan Musial and Pete Rose in the only 4,000 hit club. The Yankees came out to Suzuki at first after his first inning single past Brett Lawrie.

Pete Rose: Ichiro will never surpass career hit total

On Wednesday, New York Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki joined an elite club by notching his 4,000th career hit in professional baseball. It is certainly no small feat to record that many hits over a career even if about one-third of them were amassed while playing in Japan. In fact, Ichiro recorded 1,278 hits in Japan's top baseball league, with the other 2,722 coming...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.