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Ichiro Suzuki triples to notch his 3,000th career hit

Miami Marlins v Colorado Rockies

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 6: Ichiro Suzuki #51 of the Miami Marlins stands on the field and warms up during batting practice before a game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on August 6, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

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Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki recorded his 3,000th career major league hit with a triple off of the wall in right field at Coors Field in the seventh inning on Sunday. He had been 0-for-3 before lacing a 2-0 Chris Rusin cut fastball that would’ve been a home run if the wall had been shorter. Suzuki is the 30th member of the 3,000 hit club.

After Suzuki settled down at third base, his Marlins teammates spilled out of the dugout and crowded around Ichiro, with a handful of players giving him celebratory hugs. When play resumed, Suzuki scored on an RBI single by Jeff Mathis to pad the Marlins’ lead to 9-6.

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This season, Suzuki is batting .317/.387/.380 in 231 plate appearances. Since 1901, the only players to take at least 200 trips to the plate and bat .315 or better at the age of 42 or older are Suzki, Tony Perez (1985), and Sam Rice (1932).

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