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9/11/2010: Ichiro records 2,215th career MLB hit, ties Joe DiMaggio

by on Sep.11, 2010 @ 5:45 pm, under MLB

Games from the 10th:

Mariners - Angels
Ichiro Suzuki started in right and batted first. He went 1-for-6: fly out to center, bunt single, fly out to left, fly out to center, strikeout swinging, fly out to left.

Ichiro has hit safely in 11 straight games.

Count down to 200: 21 games remaining, 16 more hits needed.  He also needs only 8 more hits for 3,500 NPB + MLB hits.

Ichiro's bunt single in the 3rd was his 2,215th career MLB hit.  That ties Joe DiMaggio (167th place) on the all-time hit list.

Hideki Matsui was the starting DH and batted fourth.  He went 1-for-4: fly out to left, single to left, walk, ground out to second, intentional walk, fly out to center.

Orioles 6 - Tigers 3
Koji Uehara entered the game in the 9th and retired the side in order for his 8th save of the year.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Cubs 4 - Brewers 0
Kosuke Fukudome started in right and batted first.  He went 0-for-4: fly out to left, E4, walk, ground out to short, ground out to the pitcher.

Dodgers 4 - Astros 2
Hiroki Kuroda started the game and gave up a run over 6 innings of work.  He was not involved in the final decision.  Final line: 6 IP, 24 BF, 4 H, 3 SO, 2 BB, 1 R, 1 ER.

Braves 8 - Cardinals 6
Takashi Saito entered the game in the 8th and retired the side in order.  Final line: 1 IP, 3 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 0 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

Phillies 8 - Mets 4
Ryota Igarashi entered the game in the 9th and tossed a shutout inning in relief.  Final line: 1 IP, 4 BF, 0 H, 1 SO, 1 BB, 0 R, 0 ER.

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Akinori Iwamura cleared waivers on the 10th and was released by the Pirates.

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Former Hiroshima Carp Colby Lewis recorded his 10th victory of the season on the 9th by beating the Blue Jays, 4-2.  Lewis is currently 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA over 177 innings of work (159 H, 57 BB, 173 SO).