When only three people have done something ever, you’re in pretty good company. All Ichiro Suzuki has done throughout his left is hit a baseball. When he came over to US in 2001, he won Rookie Of The Year and MVP. Tonight, he became the third player ever to reach 4,000 hits as a professional baseball player, joining Pete Rose and Ty Cobb.
The game began with the Blue Jays getting lead in the second off starter Adam Warren. Anthony Gose singled and scored second. He then scored on Munenori Kawasaki‘s RBI single. The Yankees tied in the bottom half. Eduardo Nunez singled to lead off the inning. Nunez stole second and went to third on a wild pitch. Jayson Nix was hit a by R.A. Dickey knuckleball that fractured his left hand. They tied it when Austin Romine flew out to the wall in left.
The Yankees took the lead in the third. Robinson Cano doubled with one out. Curtis Granderson singled him home. The Jays tied the game in the fourth when Josh Thole hit his first homer of the year in center field.
The game stayed that way until the bottom of the eighth. Cano singled and Alfonso Soriano followed with his 26th homer of the season.
YGY Player Of The Game: Ichiro
Notes: Derek Jeter will play five innings at shortstop for AAA Scranton tomorrow. The Yankees are now four out of a wild card birth.