Ichiro Suzuki passes Barry Bonds for 33rd on the all-time hits leaderboard

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Ichiro Suzuki pinch-hit for Craig Breslow in the top of the seventh inning with a runner on second base and two outs during Tuesday’s game against the Mets. The veteran slapped a ground ball to shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera and dashed towards first base. While Cabrera’s throw appeared to beat Suzuki — and replay confirmed it did — Suzuki was called safe and it went unchallenged.

Dietrich kept running, rounding third base and going home. Alertly, first baseman Lucas Duda turned and snapped a throw to catcher Travis d'Arnaud to preserve a 1-1 tie.

With the single, Ichiro now has 2,936 career hits in the major leagues, breaking a tie with his own hitting coach for sole possession of 33rd place on baseball’s all-time hits leaderboard. Frank Robinson, with 2,943 hits, is next up.

Max Fried loses to Braves in salary arbitration

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Pitcher Max Fried lost to the Atlanta Braves in salary arbitration and will make $13.5 million in the upcoming season instead of his $15 million request.

Mark Burstein, Fredric Horowitz and Jeanne Vonhof issued their decision a day after hearing arguments.

Fried won a $6.85 million salary last year in arbitration instead of the team’s $6.6 million proposal.

He followed former Atlanta teammate Dansby Swanson in going to a hearing in consecutive years. Swanson, a shortstop, lost in 2021 and won last year, then signed a seven-year, $177 million contract with the Chicago Cubs.

The last player to win hearings in consecutive years was pitcher Trevor Bauer against Cleveland in 2018 and 2019.

Fried, a 29-year-old left-hander, went 14-7 for the second straight season and lowered his ERA to 2.48 from 3.04 in 2021. Fried was a first-time All-Star last season, was second to Miami’s Sandy Alcantara in Cy Young Award voting and was third in the National League in ERA behind Alcantara and Julio Urias with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

In 2021, Fried pitched six shutout innings in World Series Game 6 as the Braves won their first title since 1995.