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Ichiro Suzuki roasted teammate Justin Bour in Sunday’s postgame press conference

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Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki reached the 3,000 hit milestone at long last on Sunday afternoon, driving a triple off the right field fence at Coors Field in the seventh inning. During Suzuki’s postgame press conference, he was asked by a reporter how it felt to get the milestone “out of the way after a long wait.”

Suzuki responded through a translator, “You know, my first three at bats my body felt like Justin Bour‘s. I was just so heavy, but after that hit the burden was lifted off.”

Bour, listed at 265 pounds on the Marlins’ website, didn’t seem to mind the ribbing:

Donaldson ejected for kicking dirt on plate after home run

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Minnesota’s Josh Donaldson managed to get ejected while hitting a home run.

Donaldson barked at plate umpire Dan Bellino for the second time in the sixth inning of a 4-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

With the score 2-2, Bellino called a strike when the 2015 AL MVP checked his swing on a 2-0 pitch from Reynaldo Lopez.

Manager Rocco Baldelli came out to speak with Bellino, and Donaldson homered down the left-field line on the next offering. After rounding the bases, Donaldson kicked dirt at home plate as he crossed it.

Bellino ejected him immediately, and Donaldson, realizing he had missed home plate, returned to the plate to touch it and then argued as he kicked more dirt on it.

Donaldson also had argued with Bellino on a 1-1 breaking ball in the first inning that appeared to be high but was called a strike, leading to a strikeout.

“We need Josh on the field, out there playing, and at third base,” Baldelli said. “That’s when we’re at our best. And so that’s really the end of it. I think we can move past it at his point, and go from here.”

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