The Marlins didn’t have much to write home about during Wednesday afternoon’s 1-0 loss to the Giants, but outfielder Ichiro Suzuki went 2-for-4 with a single and a double. In doing so, he broke his tie with Roberto Clemente to take sole possession of 29th on Major League Baseball’s all-time hits leaderboard. He’s now at 3,002.
Suzuki, 42, is hitting .318/.388/.384 over 238 plate appearances. It’s his best offensive showing since 2010 when he was still with the Mariners.
Here’s the single that allowed him to pass Clemente.
The Blue Jays placed outfielder Jose Bautista on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained left knee and recalled outfielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Buffalo, the club announced on Wednesday evening.
Bautista suffered the injury tripping while fielding a ball during Tuesday’s game. He’s back on the DL batting .222/.349/.444 with 15 home runs and 48 RBI in 355 plate appearances.
Lake is batting .206 in 34 major league at-bats this season. At Triple-A, he’s compiled a .238/.323/.371 triple-slash line in 291 PA.
Red Sox starter Steven Wright has been scratched from his next start due to an injured shoulder, Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald reports. The club has restructured their rotation such that Eduardo Rodriguez will start on Thursday, David Price on Friday, and Clay Buchholz on Saturday.
Wright suffered the injury when he pinch-ran for David Ortiz during Sunday’s game in Los Angeles against the Dodgers. He dove back to first base, which is when the injury occurred.
Wright, 31, is 13-5 with a 3.01 ERA and a 123/51 K/BB ratio in 146 2/3 innings this season. The knuckleballer also leads the majors with four complete games. He was named to the American League All-Star roster but did not play in the game last month.