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Ichiro Suzuki picks up two hits, leaving him four shy of 3,000

Miami Marlins v Philadelphia Phillies

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 20: Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Miami Marlins pinch hits in the eighth inning during a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on July 20, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 4-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

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Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki rapped a pair of singles over five at-bats in Thursday night’s 9-3 victory over the Phillies. That gives him 2,996 for his career, leaving him four shy of the 3,000 milestone.

Here’s his second hit of the evening:

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Suzuki will probably get to 3,000 over the weekend. Once he does, he’ll become the 30th player to reach the milestone and he will tie Roberto Clemente.

Suzuki also racked up 1,278 hits over parts of nine seasons in the Japan Pacific League from 1992-2000. Combined, his performance in both leagues gives him 4,274 hits, or 18 more hits than MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose (4,256).

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