October 02, 2004

Baseball-Ichiro Breaks Hits Record, Adds Single

SEATTLE - The Seattle Mariners' Ichiro Suzuki registered three singles to equal, break and then add to the Major League hits record with his 259th of the season in a game against the Texas Rangers Friday.

The Japanese rightfielder matched George Sisler's 84-year-old mark of 257 hits with a first-inning single before setting the new standard on a base-hit to center field in the third inning.

He followed those singles with another one on a ground ball to shortstop in the bottom of the sixth.

Ichiro has two more games remaining after the one in progress to improve on the record.

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