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

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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.

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).

Pete Alonso sets new NL rookie record with 40th home run

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With a ninth-inning solo home run off of Royals pitcher Jacob Barnes on Sunday, Mets first baseman Pete Alonso set a new National League rookie record for home runs in a single season. He now has 40 with 36 games left in the regular season.

Cody Bellinger, currently the home run leader with 42, hit 39 home runs in his rookie season in 2017, holding the record until today. The major league record is 52, set by the Yankees’ Aaron Judge also in 2017. Judge had broken Mark McGwire’s record of 49 hit in 1987.

Alonso went 3-for-4 with a walk, an RBI double, and three runs scored along with the homer. He’s now batting .271 with a .979 OPS with 40 homers and 95 RBI on the season.

With their 11-5 win over the Royals, the Mets improved to 64-60. They have the same exact record as the Phillies and Brewers, sitting 1.5 games out of the second Wild Card.