Ichiro ties Frank Robinson on hits list

Marlins' outfielder joins Hall of Famer at 33rd all-time

Ichiro ties Frank Robinson on hits list

LOS ANGELES -- With one free-and-easy swing, Ichiro Suzuki slapped a single to left field in the eighth inning of the Marlins' 6-3 win over the Dodgers on Tuesday night, and the 42-year-old moved another notch up MLB's all-time hits ladder.

Ichiro's hit was No. 2,943 of his Major League career, which matches Hall of Famer Frank Robinson for 33rd in history.

MLB's all-time hit leaders

Ichiro also had 1,278 hits in nine seasons with the Orix Blue Wave in the Japan Pacific League before coming over to the States in 2001, giving him 4,221 hits in professional baseball. MLB all-time hits leader Pete Rose had 4,256.

Milestones keep coming for the Marlins' backup outfielder, who is getting limited playing time, but still making an impact.

Ichiro's single was off Louis Coleman, and it moved him 57 hits away from 3,000.

"You're happy for that," Marlins manager Don Mattingly said. "It's tough, because some days he's not going to play for stretches of time, with our guys swinging the bats good."

Ichiro is now 8-for-20 (.400) and he's collected two pinch-hits.

"Ichiro has been really good for us," Mattingly said. "He's played good defense when he's out there. He's swung the bat and gotten some big hits for us."

Ichiro also has 499 career stolen bases, one away from another milestone.

Joe Frisaro has covered the Marlins for MLB.com since 2002. He writes a blog, called The Fish Pond. Follow him on Twitter @JoeFrisaro and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.