Ichiro reaches 200 hits fo 10th straight season

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Toronto - Seattle Mariners outfielder Ichiro Suzuki singled up the middle in the fifth inning of Thursday's 1-0 loss against Toronto for his 200th hit of 2010, marking the 10th straight season the Japanese star has reached the milestone.

Suzuki, who had 198 hits entering the series finale, laced a double to left in the third, then stepped up to the plate in the fifth and lined a first-pitch fastball from Shawn Hill to center. An appreciative Suzuki then took off his helmet and held it high, acknowledging the applauding crowd.

The 36-year-old Suzuki, who set the big league record of nine straight 200-hit seasons last year, matched Pete Rose's all-time mark of 10 seasons with 200- plus hits. Rose accomplished his feat from 1965-1979, but never had more than three straight years of reaching the 200-hit plateau.

Suzuki has led the majors in hits the last four seasons and six times in his career. He's on pace to lead the league again this year.


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