ATLANTA -- In his illustrious career, Marlins outfielder Ichiro Suzuki hadn't had much success off Braves right-hander Jim Johnson. The 43-year-old was just 2-for-11 off the reliever, until Friday night.
Ichiro singled off Johnson to open the eighth inning, and in the process moved up MLB's all-time hits list. Now with 3,061 career hits, the iconic outfielder moved past Craig Biggio for 22nd place.
Ichiro blistered Johnson's 92.1 mph fastball into center field to establish yet another bench mark.
Ichiro became the 30th player to reach 3,000 MLB hits last August, and he's continued to chip away at the all-time hits list while seeing limited action. He was used as a pinch-hitter on Friday, getting his single.
Next up is Cap Anson, who is 21st all-time, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, with 3,081.
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